Remember Your Why

Did I make a mistake?

That’s a question I’ve been reflecting on lately.

We are going into week 4 of training, and I’ve been sick for the last 9 days. That’s 9 missed days of activity, running or otherwise.

I feel behind.
I feel discouraged.
I feel like I let myself down.

Did I set my goals too high? Did I make a mistake in choosing this distance?

Being sick in bed is good for rest, but it also gives you time to think. Which can be good or bad. So while I was reflecting on that question, I chose to remember my WHY rather than focus on the negatives spinning in my head.

I am behind. I can catch up.
I am discouraged. My POD is the best support system.
I didn’t let myself down, because there is still time.

And my WHY.

Why did I choose this?

I needed something for me. I needed a goal to accomplish. I needed somewhere to focus my mind in a healthy space. But, I also chose this because I CAN. I have the ability to choose this, and complete this.

And there are SO many people who do not.

So many people who would give anything to walk a kilometre, let alone run twenty-one.
So many people who would love to be outside, not in a recliner with IV’s.
So many people who didn’t take advantage of having the ability, and no longer can.

So while this journey over the next several months will have ups and downs, I know I have the support and ability to keep moving forward.

I know I can do this, and I will do this not only myself, but for all those people who cannot.

As my POD member says, just one foot in front of the other.

We got this.

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