Stepping Up in Life

This morning’s run got me thinking. Lately I’ve become too preoccupied with trying to get faster and better. My runs have become less enjoyable as I have started to lose sight of why I really run: because it’s freaking awesome!

Sometimes, we just need to step back and reevaluate the true reasons we pursue our hobbies. I often fall into the “I have to get better or I am a failure” mindset that I had while doing track and cross country. When this happens, I remind myself that I run because I love it. I don’t do it for the times or records. Although the awards are nice, at the end of the day it’s all about whether or not I enjoyed myself. Continue reading