I put it off this long because I wanted to be able to run a race prepared. Month after month passed and there we stood, 6 months later, no 5K ran. Since the weather is getting colder, I decided I better just choose one and go for it, or we’ll be looking at waiting until the spring to run.
To my surprise, this 5K was not near as difficult as I expected it to be. I finished only one minute and one second slower than my last. Though I have not trained to run, I have showed up to the gym regularly for various classes. Just showing up and staying active — even without a specific running goal — kept me in shape to run again.
I underestimated the power of showing up.
Seeing the power of “just do something” makes me wonder how much of life I miss out on, because by perfectionistic tendencies keep me from trying things I very well may never master.
You and I may never have our “training plan” set out perfectly but if we are faithful to show up and try something, we will move somewhere.
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