Elaine sent me this quote a couple of weeks ago…
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." -Mark Twain
She thought it was a very good compliment to my question of the week regarding measurable objectives and I agree. I thought I’d be inspired to use it as the Weekend Quote when I ran the half marathon so I can discuss the correlation between training for that and losing weight. Both really did seem impossible for me to achieve when I started. I mean one was something I tried and failed at SO many times before I felt it defined me as a person and the other was something not even on my radar as being humanly possible until just a few months ago.
I find myself in a similar situation again. I’m feeling quite a bit stressed and looking ahead at my marathon training doesn’t help. I have a lot of things going on in my life and everything just seems so overwhelming right now.
I’m just having an off day. Skipping my workout this morning and pigging out today didn’t help either. *sigh* I need to take Mark Twain’s advice. Small manageable tasks. I’m focussing too much on the seemingly impossible and it’s just too overwhelming which is getting me down.
But you guys know me by now. I’m not letting these feeling get out of control. Tomorrow I shall run in my Anniversary 5k. The Bel Air Town Run was my very first race ever and I hope to make it a yearly tradition. The husband and the toddler will be joining me this time. While I try to beat my time from last year they will be enjoying the 1 mile run/walk. My little guy is ecstatic that he gets to wear his first bib number and I’m ecstatic that he’s ecstatic. :) I’ll be back tomorrow with pictures!