Use experience and wisdom to better today's version of yourself
|Oct 18||Public post|
Would you change anything about where you’ve been or what you’ve done in the past if you attain information about the future?
I really don’t think I’d change much - maybe attend fewer parties in college in favor of studying or sleeping. Maybe knowing that I’d be coaching I’d have started sooner. But really, I’m in a good place and I hope that you are too.
This week, on my blog, I talked about 9 things I would tell my younger self about running. I’m sure you’ll agree, that we could have done a few things differently and might have seen different results, but honestly, what’s done is done!
Instead of dwelling on the past, let’s use the topics I wrote about to bring us closer to our better selves.
Pacing ourselves - instead of trying to do everything, all at once, try implementing small changes into your routine. Wake up 5 minutes earlier to meditate. Get in a morning run once a week. Small little changes add up to big results.
Know the course - chasing your goals requires that you know where to go. Figure out what it takes to reach your goals (maybe it’s a coach) and map out a plan to get you to your “finish line”.
Socialize - life is so much better when you get to spend it with those that make you happier. I’m fortunate that I have surrounded myself with positive, supportive people.
Expect the unexpected - not everything is going to go as planned. Sometimes when we get into a groove, we get thrown off by something minor. Take it in strides, but also, be prepared by thinking about different scenarios that could come up.
Friday’s Action Plan:
Reflect on what your goals are. Think back to your younger days - what if anything have you learned about yourself or others that can change your outlook on your current situation.
Big Events Coming Up:
Marine Corps Marathon, October 27th
SJAC 5k trail race, Pennypacker XC Course, Haddonfield, NJ, October 26th
What’s Got My Attention:
Quote of the Day:
“There are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.”
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Thanks for following along on the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com
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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.