What drives you?
I do a lot of thinking while running and I do believe that it is the best time for me to think. I think about a lot of things.
I think of…
…things I need to do during the day.
…things that I see while running.
…things that I struggle with.
…things that I am striving for.
…my job and ministry.
…my life as a whole.
…things that I can do to be better.
…things that I can do to do better.
…things that I can do to become who I am meant to be.
…who I am meant to be.
There is a lot that goes on in a runner’s mind.
Whoever said running is easy is not a runner. Yes, the physical aspects of running may be easy, but as I’ve told you before – running is more mental than anything.
I question myself when running.
Can I really make it that far?
Why did I take this road – that’s another half mile now?!
Should I stop and walk?
Does my ankle really hurt or is that the easy way out?
Are you really cut out for a half-marathon?
This is just some of it. All runners may not question themselves, but I will tell you that people who have lost a significant amount of weight do have the questions.
With former overweight people - there is so much more attached to the running than just the running.
At the end of the day though, when all has been said and done – after the 1 min run, 2 min run, 5 min run, 20 min run, 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon has been ran – the question still remains…what drives you to do what you do?
I've written several times about what Fit With a Purpose means to me and why I do what I do...
...but the question is still for you to answer.
What are you driven by?