May 6, 2020

Now is a great time to develop a plan for your training, if you haven’t done so already.  If you haven’t exercised in a while, this time of quarantine provides a stellar opportunity to begin building yourself back up (if it’s been a while since you’ve been on a training program) or take your game to the next level (if you’ve been going through the motions and not seeing significant speed and / or endurance results).

Start with the basics.  Don’t be embarrassed about pace or distance covered – the only person that needs to know the stats is you.

Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.  You aren’t them.  They aren’t you.  Instead, just compare where you are today to where you were yesterday.

…and be able to forgive yourself.  If you miss a workout, don’t blow off the entire plan; instead, just promise yourself that you won’t miss a beat tomorrow.

Positive changes often come by first overcoming adversity.

You can do anything you set your mind to.

See those statements I’ve just written above?  Well I’ve taken each of them to heart.  I’m on a mission to completely rebuild and reinvent myself.  I first needed to draw up the parameters of the person I wanted to be, both inside and out.  Then I drafted a game plan to effect change the inner me (attitude, personal priorities, and a private oath to myself to live my life in a way that brings honor to my grandparents, great grandparents, and all those before them.  Once I began embracing those positive habits, I drafted my game plan to improve the me that others see on the outside.  Slow and steady progress.  Stick to the plan.  Execute.  Evolve.