Do It For You

I can tell I’ve been running more lately.  No, not because running has gotten easier or anything like that.  Rather, I notice it because I notice how much more I’m thinking about things.  Running gives me that luxury.  The luxury to be inside my own head and just think.  Believe it or not as I mentioned the other day, I spend a lot of time just thinking about why I do this.

Today as I was driving home from my strength training session, I found myself pondering the fact or the idea that I do this for myself.  I train because I owe it to myself.  I owe myself the opportunity to see how strong I am, to push myself beyond my own limits and because I’m worth it.

It isn’t something that I used to think.  I used to not think about it.  I would ignore my own needs and instead just focus on everything around me.  So much so that I was 30 pounds heavier, perpetually bored and just blah.  And honestly, I can say that I didn’t even know it.  I didn’t realize how complacent I was until I started to change my life 2 years ago and all of a sudden the focus was on me.

So now I think we all owe it to ourselves.  We owe ourselves the following: Today, whatever you do, make the choice to do it for you and nobody else.  You are worth it and you deserve it!

Now….. go and enjoy your weekend! I know I will.

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1 Response to Do It For You

  1. Pingback: {Running} in the Dark | Chasing Down a Dream

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