Progress on our goals makes us feel happier and more satisfied with life.
Three months ago I started running. I included it as a part of my daily workout routine. The first weeks wasn’t easy.
You need to adapt to your new routine. Difficulties and challenges will come your way and you have to deal with it.
At first, I could only run for 2 minutes at a time. I did the 2-minute walk/run interval. Then I gradually increased my time interval until I could run 3k straight. I remember feeling so proud of myself when I am being able to run 3k without stopping.
Now that I can run 3k, my next goal is to run 5k non-stop.
Even though running felt hard and uncomfortable, I felt happier and satisfied every after ran.
But not all my runs were good, there were times that it felt like I don’t want to put on my running gears. There were times that I run slower than my average pace. To motivate myself, I always think about why I started, and how far I got from where I started.
Running has become a part of my life. I always find time for running. Even the busiest day, I will make time for it. Not hitting the road makes my day incomplete.
Running changed my life not just the physical but also the mental aspects in me. I feel better now than I have in years.
I’ve been planning to run my first 5k race this year (2018). I know that I can and I will.