Session 4: Celebrating The Victories
Why it's totally cool to pause, celebrate, and keep kicking ass
This week I did something I don’t normally do: I stopped (briefly, of course), paused, and took some time to celebrate all that I’ve accomplished over the last year. It was quick and it was small, but I definitely thought back to all I’ve done and gave myself a pat on the back. Have you ever paused to think about what you’ve done?
When I crossed the finish line of the Atlanta Marathon 2 months ago, I honestly didn’t celebrate what I had just done! Sure, I was super tired and wanted to lie down, but I can honestly say I didn’t truly appreciate what I was able to do. And I’m kinda mad at myself for not stopping to take in the whole experience.
This week, I wrote about the 6 blog posts I’ve written on TrainwithMarc.com over the last 7 years that have stood out and still pop up on the radar month in and month out.
What does this mean for you? Well, for starters it’s a big thank you. Secondly, I think as runners we do a pretty bad job of stopping and appreciating what we’ve done. As soon a we cross the finish line, we’re off looking for the next race. So take a minute and just pause - think about what you’ve done, what could have gone better and what you nailed and give yourself a pat on the back regardless of how the outcome was. You deserve it!
Big Events this Weekend:
Memorial Day mile races
What’s Got My Attention:
‘Gram: Run Vineland
Quote of the Day:
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
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