Now that I am few weeks off the marathon high and from strict structured training, I have been given the opportunity to think about what I would like to do next. As I found with training for the marathon there are things I learned not only about running but also about life itself.
What do I want to do? My goal was to improve my time from the last time I ran the marathon and I achieved that. that will also be the goal for all the following marathons I would like to participate in, but now the question has shifted to not only about physical goals but career and life goals. Who do I want to be?
With such a question I find myself reevaluating myself. where am I now? Physically I feel great, I think I feel the best I have felt in years. but while I was chasing physical prowess I have allowed other things to fall by the wayside or take the back burner if you will. spiritually, financially, constructively; I just feel like I am stagnant. Now while I will strive to continue pushing forward in fitness, I have decided that from this point on I will strive for excellence in all the different areas of my life.
Recently, in an attempt to push forward with this ambitious endeavor, I decided to read this book called atomic habits. A few chapters in and I can already tell this book is the exact thing I need to get to the next level not just in fitness but in all the other realms I want to dive straight into. I have not been so excited to make progress in my life as I have felt recently. I have opened up to all the realms of possibilities that have presented themselves to me. Recently a new job opportunity has been opened up to me and I feel excited to venture in and see what lies ahead, to learn new things, and grow in ways I have not been able to do in my current job. not only that I have decided to learn new skills to open up new possibilities of income and do things that I find really interesting. one of those is writing. I haven’t been so consistent with writing on this blog for a while but I want to put forth some more effort and start writing more frequently. I want to improve as a writer, poet, and blogger, so I want to get in the habit of writing something every day or every other day.
As for fitness, I found that I would like to run a half marathon in the next coming months. my sister has made it a goal to run her first half marathon and what better way to support her by running with her. It helped me to have my brother-in-law, so I’m sure it’ll help her too. My goal this race is to have fun with it and not go all out. I want to beat my previous time that’s for sure, but I don’t want to put so much pressure on myself to train as strictly as I did with the marathon. My only goal is to continue improving my aerobic capacity so next year I come in the strongest I could be.
Overall, I’m excited for what the future has in store, to grow in areas that I previously thought unattainable and really challenge myself the next half of this year to pursue my endeavors with fervor and gusto! For that and more please subscribe to my blog page. Thanks!