It is what keeps us going when things get tough, both out on the pavement, and in life. Those who are motivated, truly motivated, can tackle any obstacle. There is no such thing as fear, only confidence. When you are motivated, nothing is out of reach. You can simply do anything. The tricky part is, however, tapping into that motivation and holding on to it.
I’ve thought a lot about my own personal motivation. What pushes me to wake up before the sun on a Saturday morning to bang out a double digit run? Why do I push through a challenging speed work session after a long day of teaching? What makes me want to run so far and train so hard that my body actually hurts?
Because I can.
I’ve got a healthy body that is able to run and I am going to take full advantage of that. So many people, whether it be because of sickness or injury or whatever, can’t run. As cliche as it may sound, I run for those who can’t. I’ve been given the opportunity to run and I refuse to let my body and talents waste away. I’ve got both the ability and the passion. Why would I ever pass up such an incredible gift?
Everyone has their own reasons to get out there and work. Push themselves past the point of comfort. Push themselves to the point of greatness. My reason is because I can…what is yours?
“There will be a day when you can no longer do this, today is not that day.”
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