“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to Start to be great”
– Zid Zigglar
When I first started to run I could hardly go 100 yards before I had to stop and walk. I was 340 pounds and had not run for 5 years. I hated to run as a kid, hated it. But, I knew I need to start. My health was deteriorating, I was depressed, and had an overall poor quality of life.
So, I set a goal.
The goal was going to run 1 mile nonstop. In 12 minutes, 10 minutes, didn’t matter I was going to be running that damn thing the whole time.
I started by running as far as I could go, then walk until I felt good enough to continue running again. Every day I pushed myself to try and go just a little further, and further, and further, until one day I had done it. I ran my first mile in just over 12 minutes!
So now what?
Well, I was going to run two miles nonstop. I went about reaching this goal the same way. Within the year, I had reached a goal of running 7 miles nonstop.
The secret to my success is always setting new goals and never being satisfied. When you become satisfied you become lazy and fall back into the old habit.
So, go out there set goals, smash them and REPEAT!