Let go and trust the process

African American woman tying her shoelaces before running

Source: AzmanJaka / Getty

When I signed up for my first half marathon in Spring of 2011, I really didn’t know if I could run 13.1 miles. I had never run a mile straight through. My coworker had been training for the NYC Marathon for the past 4 months and when I asked her how you train for one the conversation went like this. “You just do it” “You just do it?” “Yea, you just do it.” She sent me the Hal Higdon Half Marathon training plan and I followed it precisely. I had no idea if this would actually work, but I had to trust that I was disciplined enough and could be physically strong enough and as I would find out, mentally tough enough to reach this goal. I had been a therapist for about three years at this point and was constantly asking my clients to work towards goals they felt were unachievable. I felt it was only fair to challenge myself to my own journey.

5 Ways Running Taught Me To Break Through The Wall Of Life’s Challenges  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

« Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next page »