If I could sum up the past year of both my running and professional life I would say the thing that’s had the biggest effect on each is a willingness to change.
Change and constantly seeking out new ways to grow feed my constant desire to meet my goals and start climbing towards the next one. This doesn’t always mean I succeed, but it does mean I’m always trying and searching for what needs to change.
Old ways of thinking like old ways of training don’t allow growth.
So, while I’ve been running for most of my life and I’ve been working in the same industry for the length of my career neither of these things are static. In fact they are actually both forever dynamic.
If I hadn’t changed my thinking, there’s no way I would have ran a successful race in San Diego.
If I hadn’t changed my thinking I wouldn’t have created a job and business that I love.
Soundtrack of My Workout: Change
The San Diego Marathon was the first time I’ve ever listened to music while running a race. It’s something I never thought I’d do, but I really enjoyed it.
I also discovered that I enjoy really long songs while running. If the song is eight minutes long, I know when it’s over I’ll have ran close to another mile. Looking at things that way doesn’t make another mile feel so bad!
What changes have you made professionally or in your training recently that have had an impact?