Thursday, December 27, 2012

Number 200!!!

This is my 200th post on this blog. I thank everyone who reads.  To the few who have left comments, I have enjoyed reading your thoughts. I hope that anyone who comes here has found some inspiration for their own personal journey towards living a healthy lifestyle.

Writing a blog is similar to trying to lose weight.  When I first started Running Without a Watch last September, I would go through spurts of writing and then have days or even weeks where I could not write anything. I put too much pressure on myself.  I wanted to post an article every day, seven days a week.  I got overwhelmed and my writing suffered.  

This is similar to running.  There were times when I forced myself to try to get out there each and every day and wound up suffering from burnout.  The running stopped, I got injured because I pushed myself too long or too fast.  I gained a little a weight.  I stopped eating so healthy and went through binges for a few days here and there of junk food.  

Once I relaxed and realized running is part of my life and not my life, it became easier.  Rather than run 30 or 31 days a month, my goal is 20-21 days.  Instead of forcing myself to get out there and run five or six miles at a time, I am happy with three or four.  

The same thing happened with my writing.  Once I created a goal of posting five days a week, Monday – Friday, it started to come easy.  December will be the 6th month in a row of posting every Monday- Friday. 

Thank you for reading and being a part of my journey. 

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