So far I have stuck to my word of running every day and let me tell you it feels better than ever. The best thing about it is that on the weekends it is not a specific run or even planned. So to give you an example, the last couple of weekends one day involved a lot of driving and socialising and therefore time was very limited. This meant that the only opportunity I had to run was from the car (once I parked it) to the front door. Less than 5 seconds, but it was a run. Other days on the weekends have been running around with my children on the beach or grass and park. During the week the running is much more specific and longer in duration with some days being up to 20km's in total. I will let you all know how the next few weeks go. Hope you are all doing well and making some time to run every day.
My wife Gemma has recently come up with a fantastic idea in order to help her get back into her art (which she has not had much time for since giving birth to both of our beautiful children). The idea or concept is to do one piece of art per day for the next 365 days. I have been waiting for the time in my life where I can commit to running 2 to 3 times per day 7 days a week. This might sound selfish or crazy, but on a personal level this is what it will take to bring out the best in my running. I have excepted the fact that this will not occur until more time becomes available as the children grow and become less dependent. I have accepted this fact and have also excepted that in the meantime my racing performances will not improve further until I have the time/opportunity to do the extra that it takes. However recently this idea of 365 days of doing something you love and are passionate about really struck a point with me and has given me the realisation that I CAN run every day.
I normally run up to 5 times a week currently of more quality sessions and will now run EVERY DAY. This means I do my normal sessions during the week and then on weekends I will count running after my toddler son, or chasing my daughter on the beach, or running to the car and back as " Running". There is no stress to have to do a particular distance or speed or time, just breaking out of walking. And from now on when people ask me how often I run, instead of saying 3 to 5 times per week but....... I should be, could be would be..... I can now honestly say I run EVERY DAY.
I will try to document my runs each week so I invite you to follow me in this journey and also invite you to begin your own journey of 365 days to inspire all of us to live our dreams EVERY
DAY. Please share your story.
I have been passionate about running for as long as I can remember and my goal as a running coach is to educate as many people as possible about "how to run smarter not harder" so that they can continue to enjoy running for the rest of their lives.
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