Today I decided to do my long run early since I am away from home and knew that once I got home I wouldn't want to leave my family for 2 hours to run. I drove to campus early so that I would have plenty of time to run and shower before I needed to teach. The campus is a mile long circle of sorts and so I began circling campus...counting down each time as I passed my car. It was so peaceful on campus and it was a great time spent reflecting on the years spent there and the memories they held. After 6 loops I decided I needed a little kick and I grabbed my Yurbuds for some tunes. When my watch clicked to mile 8, my mind started its game again of convincing me to stop...no one will know if you stop...you can always make up the 2 miles later today...you're tired and sore and deserve a break. Then I thought...FINISH WHAT YOU START!
I have worked hard to get to where I am in my running and weight loss. I have pushed my body to get it here and this was the reminder that I needed not to stop when I'm tired but stop when I'm done...when I've reached my goal...reached my weight...reached my finish line...when I finish what I've started!! It's easy to let things eek in and convince us that we've come far enough or we work so hard we deserve a break, but we know what our goal is and we need to push until we finish!!
KEEP PUSHING!!! You WILL get there!