"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before." ~Jacob A. Riis
This weekend, I had originally planned on running a local 7K (The Runnin' O' The Green). I ran it last year - even though it ended in snow and Joe was in bed, warm and cuddly. But this year? I didn't sign up; I just cuddled.
I couldn't run 7K straight if I tried.
But the worst thing? I didn't. Try that is.
On May 1st, I'm already signed up for a 5 mile run, the Cherry Creek Sneak. I did it last year and it was a bunch of fun. Well, maybe not fun, I mean afterall, it was difficult.
Anyway, on January 3rd of this year, I registered for this year's Cherry Creek Sneak. Know what that means? Yes, that's right - I have about 6 weeks to get in shape and be able to run 5 miles.
I'm up for the challenge. I can add 1 mile per week and then work on my speed for that distance throughout the week.
Somehow, having a tangible goal to work towards helps me out.
What's more, this change in me - to be healthier in my mind, body, and spirit may not be discernible from day to day...but over the course of a longer time period, the change is undeniable.