Ran with my buddy Josh to cross the 2,000 mile mark on the Nike GPS app today. My friend, Jen West, is one of the original motivations for my running. As a way to honor her, here’s a few lessons I am learning in my running and life.
1. No one can run a mile for me.
2. Have a support system. We all need encouragement and motivation.
3. A great quote from Bart Yasso, “There are no shortcuts in running.”
5. Join a team. It makes you better. I’m a part of Further Faster Forever (click the link and join for free!)
6. Keep a journal. Don’t trust memories to provide you with accurate data. Refuse to critique your workout when you finish. The mind needs time to recover.
7. Emotions are like children, they are real but if you let them run the house everyone is screwed.
8. Develop a plan. Great athletes and leaders don’t allow emotions to dictate execution.
9. A good soundtrack for a run is either feet hitting the pavement or a conversation with a friend.
10. Know your “why.” This will trump your feelings and will dictate your action plan. I run for the sake of the gospel
and for the glory of Jesus.