Going the extra mile! Motivation or Inspiration?

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My alarm went off twice Sunday morning.  It was reminder to get out of bed and run.  No simple task as I lay there between my warm, cozy sheets.  So I peeled myself off the mattress and got dressed for a much needed run.   What motivated me to get out of bed?  Well here it is…

We all need motivation some need more than others, but it needs to come from inside.  A professor of mine always said “No one can motivate you, but yourself”.  True that!  We can, however, be inspired by others and I seek that on a daily basis.  Using the inspiration gives me the motivation to run, dance, sing and get a little crazy.

So off I went for my run.  At the 1.5 mile marker I asked my running partner if we should…go the extra mile and we did.  Knowing that I exceeded my goals for the day and at a faster than normal pace for me felt so good.   I felt like I had climbed Mt. Everest. On the way home, I opened the windows and the sun roof and sang at the top of my lungs in celebration of my achievement.  This seemingly small goal had big pay offs and I will ride the endorphins as long as they last or until I do it again.   Achievable goals are the ultimate in success and each one should be celebrated with the same amount of energy and excitement as the big ones (Savannah, her I come!).

Following my run and the dance party in my car I got to fully celebrate my run with my ever fun loving, inspirational, and very competitive training team.  In honor of the Olympics, we held a relay event…USA vs. Canada.  It was great fun and I am so happy I MOTIVATED myself to go out and have a little crazy time.

I hope this story inspires you to find motivation and set achievable goals that should be celebrated and enjoyed!!!

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2 responses »

  1. Oh, man, Jenny is intense! She can get you motivated.
    Glad you had fun, Sue. You deserve to sing at the top of your lungs.

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