Thought: Well today’s the day- I did it! My mission has been accomplished. 150km, 30 days and 30 posts later, I can say, YEAH!!! Although there were no lines to cross, no medals to be given or no time recorded, it was an ordinary day that I achieved my goal.
As I look back at all the runs and the excuses I tried to make before going, there were really no good ones that were worthy. There were many times I could have easily not gone simply for the reason of laziness or convincing myself I was too busy, too tired, too unmotivated. Again, all unworthy. The fact is I would have wasted 30 minutes doing something totally useless. Instead, I used that time to go for the run and felt more focused, alert, and well, happier afterwards. Time and again, this would happen.
When we start a new project, there are some things we can predict- the frustration, the success, the time it would take. What I liked about the runs were the feeling afterwards, the commitment to meet a goal, the physical changes, the ability to eat junk food guilt free. I also came to realize that I liked to share my thoughts afterwards. As much as this process has made me accountable by committing to it and then writing it down, it also gave me a platform to convey my thoughts in words. This release gave me an outlet of expression that I had looked forward to it as much as the run itself.
So as I ran home today, there was no Chariots of Fire playing in the background, simply Low by Flo Rida. How appropriate for a finish. Because it is today, an ordinary day, that relationships are being restored, deals are being closed and projects are being completed. Because it is today, that I achieved my goal to run 5km a day for 30 days!
Thank you to all of you who have supported me along the way. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have. I will continue to run and blog just not in the same capacity. Because while a goal is good to attain, sitting back and enjoying watching someone else you have inspired do the same is also really rewarding.
Weather: 18c, Beautiful and sunny!
Motivation: Final day!