Once upon a time, I used to focus on one word for Monday posts for them to offer some motivation for the week and today, I’m bringing it back.
To talk about change.
It feels appropriate because it’s fall. And fall always signifies change. I suppose you could say it for every season, but I feel like it’s more visible this time of year because you see the leaves changing colors. You feel the temperatures changing. And you see everything that goes along with it.
This fall has been full of changes. A few weeks ago, everything changed in about 72 hours —> I landed in Minneapolis and started setting up my new apartment and started a new job. And since then, it’s been somewhat of a whirlwind. A good whirlwind, nonetheless, but just a few weeks of chaos.
And when I was running yesterday (YES, I FINALLY RAN!), I realized how much things have changed over the past few weeks, months and even year.
It’s funny how when you’re in the moment, you don’t really have the perspective of how things change. But once you take a step back, it can be a little overwhelming when you think about it with a panoramic view in your mind.
And I feel like the same can be said of our fitness journeys. Whether you just started or if you are aiming for a certain goal, focusing on the change you’ve created can be hard when you are focusing on today’s workout and what it looks like tomorrow.
When you look at it day in and day out, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and not realize the successes that you’ve made and what you’ve conquered. It’s not until you truly take a step backwards that you can fully see — and appreciate — the change you’ve gone through and what that means for you.
10 years ago? I had no idea that I’d have run 22 marathons by now.
5 years ago? I would never have guessed that I’d be running the Boston Marathon for the fifth time this spring.
2 years ago? I thought Austin was my forever home, and wouldn’t believe that I’d be back in Minneapolis.
Looking back at the change that’s happened over the years and how it’s transformed me as a person sometimes makes it easier to appreciate change and embrace what it’s done for my life and what it will do for life ahead.
How do you feel about change? Do you embrace it or fight it?
Weekends! Favorite moment? Did you run? How far?
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