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.