Jeff Galloway posted this as his status this morning on his facebook page, "Your mission should be to weave training sessions and the race itself to produce a series of good memories!"
What a great reminder for us all. We get so wrapped up in the race itself, that we forget to enjoy our training runs, they become just a task to get us to the end.. Of course, not every run is enjoyable. We all have our bad runs, but I like to remind myself that those bad runs are the runs that make my mentally stronger, because I push myself through it.
But isn't running supposed to be fun? Isn't that why we do it? Because we enjoy it - so why don't we live for the moment and enjoy every run? And then enjoy the race that we've worked towards.
I found his status to be thought provoking this morning, and a good reminder to me on why I started running. I didn't have a race in mind when I took the first few steps, I wanted to challenge myself and make myself stronger. As I pushed through, I found it was actually fun, and helped me work through my stress. So, on as I start my marathon training next month, I am going to try and focus on Jeff's reminder - I am going to make some great memories on my training runs, too, not just the awesome race at the end.