What glorious gorgeous weekend weather we had here in Baltimore! I hope Spring is making its way to your neck of the woods as well. The sun, the blooming trees and the first smells of cut grass were all welcome sights and scents this weekend.
I got in my last double-digit run yesterday. I was actually supposed to get to it Saturday but I was feeling kind of run down, so I moved it to Sunday. Even so, it was still a bit of a struggle.
It was a beautiful sunny day, but it was the warmest weather I had run in so far this year, and I got pretty dehydrated. I am not the best at keeping up with my water consumption, especially in the winter. I have to remind myself to drink more now that the weather is getting warmer. I felt thirsty and a bit nauseous throughout this run and ended up with salt all over my body by the time I was done. I was going to take a picture but I figured that would gross you out! Ha I gulped down a bunch of Gatorade when I got home and started to feel a little better. And then I ran to Target in my salty, sweaty state. So attractive. Just some more fuel for the #whyI'mstillsingle argument.
The course I run around my place in Baltimore is fairly hilly, and I wanted to share with you how I approach hills.
When I'm running, the hills always seem easier to tackle if I focus on the steps right in front of me, instead of looking up ahead to the top of the hill. It's often too intimidating to look ahead and see how far and high I have to go. I almost feel defeated before I even begin. But if I just focus on putting one foot in front of the other, before you know it I've reached the summit!
I think this mindset can be really helpful and applicable to many of life's challenges. Whether pursuing an educational goal, climbing the corporate ladder, trying to lose weight, or raising a family, the big goal can often feel out of reach. But if you just focus on taking small steps, little by little, you'll get there. As much as we want to sometimes, there is no fast forward in life. We can't skip steps, take one giant leap, and be where we want to be. We have to trust that the hard work and the little steps we're putting in will get us there. And they always do.
Keep on truckin' everyone! I believe in you :)
Do you look ahead when you're climbing hills or focus on what's right in front of you?
How was your weekend running?