“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” Michael Phelps
This personal challenge will be a mental and physical one for me. Probably the most challenging thing I will ever do.
This year, I started running. I have been training with a few different running apps. (Check out 5k Runner review and C25k review). I have recently hit my summer goal to run 5k. I really enjoyed training towards this goal. Whilst, I was training, I discovered a few things. I discovered that it helped with my mental health issues. Being in the fresh air, come rain or shine, just me and my thoughts. It helped me focus on tasks that I needed to do. It helps with my anxiety. I used to be scary of anyone seeing me doing any sort of exercise. Now, it’s like as soon as I put my headphones on, I am in a different place.
“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough” Hal Higdon
The big new is, I am training to run a half marathon. However, I am hoping to complete this personal challenge by next year (2020). I will keep you updated on my progress.
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