My ½ marathon race is 3 weeks away! I’m up to running 9 miles at a time. When I started training in April, I couldn’t run 100 yards without falling apart! I’m just so amazed that I can now run 8 miles on a Tuesday morning, and still carry on my normal day as if I did something spectacular. And for me, running that far is SPECTACULAR!
Let me tell you why!
I grew up in a family of very NON-sports oriented people. I grew up believing that I wasn’t good as sports. That I couldn’t run because “I had asthma and allergies”. In another words, I had all these hidden beliefs and stories I told myself that held me back!
The first time my training schedule called for running 9 miles, I was in fear! I just knew I wouldn’t be able to go that far! I had convinced myself that there was no way I could EVER run 9 miles. And I shocked myself when I completed that run!!
It’s been the same way in my business. There are so many things that I was convinced that I couldn’t do… that I wasn’t good enough… that I didn’t have the skills… the talent… or the moxy to accomplish my goals. And every time I bust through a new level in my business, there is still a little part of me that is amazed that I did it?
Now… that doesn’t mean that all of it came easy… If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I believe that most things are simple… but not easy.
The simple part is just doing the work… The ‘not easy’ part is overcoming the fears and stories you tell yourself. And when I can let go for good of all those hidden beliefs and stories about myself, then it will become MUCH easier.
So… in the meantime… and in the spirit of full disclosure… while I blew through my 9 mile hidden belief, I also did it with a lot of pain in my legs. I’ve now got shin splints… and a new pair of running shoes.
Let’s hope the new shoes help me bust through my shin splint issue… And in the mean time, if you have a good solution for shin splints, hit reply and let me know!
P.S. That’s my German Shepard – Lilly – in the picture. She likes to run with me. But she only runs for the first 3 miles. She hasn’t busted through her 3-mile hidden belief, but I’m working on that with her! 🙂