Broke a Fucking Milestone & It Doesn’t Even Matter How Long It Took

Hello and welcome to VueRichInitiatives — 

Today I broke a personal milestone and I’m really excited to share the story with you all! I learned something about myself and took a workout to a whole different perspective.

If any of you read my post yesterday (This is it…), I mentioned my return to the gym after a week of slack. To continue good habits, I decided that I needed another run tonight — it just felt so great yesterday, I couldn’t resist missing out tonight. To the gym I went!

Just so you all know, I’m not much of a runner, I’m kind of big, not in the best shape, and did I mention I’m not much of a runner? I typically run for about 10-15 minutes, 20 minutes if I’m feeling extra well that night. Tonight, as  I got to 12 minutes (hey, I surpassed 10 minutes!), I started looking at the timer tick and I was like, “alright, I’ll run until 15 and call it good!”.

As the timer made its way up to 15 minutes, I started thinking about my personal development, my progression in the professional field, and my own personal finances. Yeah I know, my head is filled with pretty boring and nerdy things — that’s why I have this blog to talk about it. Anyway, along with all those thoughts, I thought about a picture I ran across on Instagram earlier today. My social media “mentor” that I watch every morning had a post on Instagram about “controlling time” (which I may be blogging about soon — you won’t see it coming). I’m not sure how, or why, but thinking about that matter of “controlling time” triggered me.

The little science in my head started to tell me, “you can run longer, you just have to try it”, “if you get off this treadmill right now, you’re not going to be doing anything extra special with the next half hour anyway, keep running”, “you want to actually physically change? Keep running”, and so I did, I kept running. Something so little triggered my motivational spirit to keep myself running and I literally felt so proud of myself every minute I crossed after 25.

Once I broke this milestone of hitting 3 miles, I got a few things out of this run.

  • Don’t set yourself up to fail by speeding things up because that may be the single factor in your way of success. Slow down when you need to, especially if you become confident that a certain pace is leading you the right way. Had I sprinted to get my 3 miles in as fast as I could — it would’ve never happened, believe me. At the end of the day, I still burned over 380 calories and ran 3 miles (although it did average out to almost 15 mins per mile…). You get the point though!
  • I broke a milestone today running 3 miles. I literally have NEVER done this in one run, never knew I could, and never knew how much I would benefit from it — in terms of professional/business and fitness. It’s really about perspective.
  • Control what you can in life. You can’t control everything, so take advantage of what you CAN.
  • Lastly… HOLY SHIT! I can run 3 miles!

 

I hope you all enjoyed the read and can apply this to anything you take initiative with! Oh, by the way… this is my post inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk’s “controlling time”; told you you wouldn’t see it coming! 😉

 

– VueRichInitiatives signin’ out, booaaaa!

 

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