I was totally gonna do a Double Day today. I ran this morning before work and I had every intention of running on my lunch break, until I remembered that we were taking a fellow co-worker to lunch because she's taking time off for maternity leave. So, luckily I ran this morning, but I was so excited for my first two-a-day running-wise! And tonight we have a show to go to, so no running after work. I'm excited for the weekend though, cause I get to satisfy my addiction and
I have a problem, and the whole world does too, with comparing myself to others. I'm not as fast as so-and-so. I'm not as skinny as whats-her-name. I'm not as funny as that-guy. Well, I'm gonna try to quit doing that so much. I am who I am and only I can change that (if I want to). A few months ago I accepted the fact that I wasn't gonna be losing any weight any time soon. I bought jeans that were comfortable for my weight and just accepted that I love drinking beer and wasn't gonna get caught up with worrying anymore. Since then, I've lost about 7 to 10 pounds without even trying. (Besides the default Weight Watchers diet I'm on).
Now, I have to keep reminding myself that my pace is MY PACE! I wanna be faster someday, but that's on me...I can't just become faster by reading other running blogs and wishing and hoping I was someone else because they ran a half in under 2 hours. I need to focus on how to get MYSELF across that finish line Sub 2 hours. I can't dwell on the fact that someone says running 10 miles the day after a marathon in 1 hour 15 minutes is an "Easy Run"! I need to run my own race at my own pace! Just beating my current time in a race is fast enough for me. I'm never gonna be an 8 minute miler, so why keep comparing myself to them?
As for the Funny thing...I think I'm pretty darn funny! I think highly of myself, remember!
Who do you compare yourself to?