Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I did it!

I'm created a new motto for myself. Three simple words but they help so much!

I did it!


There are so many times that I have been running and what seems like dragging and I just tell myself that if I keep going, I can say that 'I did it'.

I found myself saying it tons during my training for and running of the Nike Women's Half. It was just an all-around horrible training season and run that I really had to fight through. I knew that when I finished the race I could say that 'I did it' and that it was a great experience.

There are so many times that I want to just sit on the couch and watch TV, but I know that if I get up and run I can say that 'I did it'.

I've set three goals for my running this year and that will definitely make the motto of 'I did it' completely true.

The first goal, which is the big one is to break through the 30 minute 5K barrier. I'm hoping to reach this point by the end of the year. With the two sub-6:00 kilometres that I had during a recent run, I think I might be getting closer. I just need to keep pushing myself to that point until I reach it.

The second goal is to get (and keep) my 10k time is below 1 hour 15 minutes. I'm hoping that I can pull my weight at the half marathon relay in September.

The last goal is to get under 2 hours and 30 minutes at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I'm hoping that having the lovely weather outside will make it a much more pleasurable training experience compared to trying to run in a polar vortex.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

You can definitely bet that once I reach each of these goals (and I will!) that I'll be shouting out 'I DID IT!"

Do you have a favourite saying?

Any big goals for the remainder of the year? 


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