Recently, I had a good convo with a buddy about this BQ business. I was having some serious doubts last week (and really, I think there will always be a little of it). I don’t know, sometimes I think that maybe I’m not ready or I have too much time to cut off or there’s too much life going on.
But then I was reminded
again that this is about running.
One more time, all together now….
So what if I don’t make my goal?
The worst that can happen, isn’t so bad.
When he said that, it’s like a light bulb went off. The worst that could happen would be me trying again . How is that bad? I love running. Trying again means…running. Wasn’t I going to do that even if I did get the BQ?
Nothing really changes with or without it. I’m still going to run. I’m still going to challenge myself in different ways. And those challenges will be difficult. But they will still be fun. Because it’s running. And I love running.
Sometimes when we set goals for ourselves–time goals, distance goals, mileage goals, # of races goals–we forget about what it is that gets us to those goals.
Back to the basics, Helly.
–Have you had a life reminder lately? What do you think you need a reminder about?