I’ve never jogged before – I’ve always been a walker. You know the type. I put on my ear buds and causally walk around the neighborhood taking it all in. I may or may not break a sweat.
I fainted at the very thought.
Fear is telling me all kinds of things.
“You can’t do this.”
“You’re too old to start something new.”
- Week 1 – Goal – Jog 1 mile
- Interval – Jog 1 mile without stopping. (Took a few days before I could jog 1 mile without taking several breathers)
- Interval – Pick up Pace (What took 30 minutes the first day, (no laughing please), only takes 15 now.)
The first day I started, it was all I could do to keep my focus. I wanted to stop, try something different. I didn’t plan on it being so hard!
9 Things Jogging a Writing have in Common
- You have to start somewhere
- You may not finish the first try
- Persistence is the key
- Setting Goals is a must
- Having an accountability partner helps you go further
- Distractions cause you to stumble
- Comparing yourself to others leads to frustration
- You have to work hard everyday to improve
- Celebrating your victories builds your confidence
- MAKE A PLAN
- SET GOALS
- HAVE INCREMENTS/INTERVALS WITHIN MAIN GOALS
- STAY FOCUSED
- BE COMMITTED
- HAVE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER
- FIND RESOURCES THAT ENCOURAGE, ARE INSIGHTFUL, HELPFUL
- FIND A PACE THAT BEST SUITS YOU AND YOUR ABILITIES
- DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
- WORK HARD EVERYDAY
- CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORIES!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
WHAT ARE THE VOICES OF FEAR SPEAKING TO YOU?
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