Today I did my longest run ever.
16 miles of running and it was HARD.
The kind of hard where you text your friend to say 'I’m really struggling' and they offer to pick you up.
But the thing that kept me going was setting milestones (literally).
Whether it was just getting to this next kilometre, run to that lamp post or get to Greggs and have a cold bottle of water.
Those little goals kept me going when there was less than 5km left and reminded me that I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.
When you set yourself a big task, it might seem daunting.
But pretty much everything can be broken down into smaller chunks that feel much less scary.
If you’ve set yourself a goal, how can you make it into an even smaller goal?
If you want to write a blog for your website, just start by coming up with an idea for a title, or writing a few lines.
If you want to be more visible online start by putting your voice out there first, then your face, then your live face!
The most important thing is to not give up when it gets hard.
It’s like that picture where the man is shovelling the rocks and he gives up, right before he hits all the treasure.
If you’re feeling like you want to quit, try and find something to motivate you.
The irony is that I’ve been writing this and just spotted my PT Sian’s post which says ‘That thing that you think you can’t do? Just give it a go. And motivate yourself with cake halfway through if you need to’
Decide what’s going to be your cake, and go for it!
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the courage to try? I’d love to know!