Ready to run?

“So many men seem destined to settle for something small/But I won’t rest until I know I’ll have it all.”
— Stephen Schwartz

Sorry I didn’t get online in time to remind you about your Tuesday workout. Did you walk around the block? If you did, congratulations! You’re now four blocks closer to your marathon!

If you didn’t go out and walk Tuesday, you can still jump in where you are. Go out today and circle the block again — but instead of walking the first block, run it. You can walk the other three.

I know this doesn’t sound like much, but believe me: The first steps are the toughest. What you are doing right now is establishing the habit of setting aside a little time to train. You are making a commitment to set a goal and work toward it diligently and systematically. You are making a commitment to overcome your self-imposed limitations and express the God-given traits you possess: strength, grace, perseverance, and joy.

Run with joy … and as you run, take some time to notice the beauty around you and to be thankful for it. Gratitude will make the long runs easier when we get to the high mileage weeks.