Every day is an opportunity to make a positive change in your life. I know this is a cliché, but it’s 100% true. Over the last several years, I’ve made some big changes in my life that have made me a stronger, and more confident, runner and person. During these last few years, I’ve:
- Lost (and kept off) 25+ pounds
- Started a streak of running at least one mile every day in November 2017 that’s still going on – 1,500 consecutive days (through January 1, 2022)
- Lowered my personal best times in the marathon from 4:11 (in 2009) to 3:21 (in 2021) and half marathon from 1:41 (in 2009) to 1:28 (in 2018 and 2019)
Each of these were different achievements, which took a lot of hard work and determination, but were achieved in the same way – trying to get better every day.
While I’m happy with the progress I’ve made, I still have even bigger things I want to accomplish.
- Qualify for the Boston Marathon
- Complete a marathon in under 3:00
- Complete ultramarathons
There, I’ve shared with you my goals for the future. Achieving these will require a lot more hard work and a consistent approach where some kind of progress will need to be made every day.
It’s been said that having dreams is what makes life tolerable. While I agree with this, I’d actually go one step further and say that working towards and achieving your dreams makes life even more fulfilling by always giving you a sense of endeavor and accomplishment!