The human body and human mind are capable of things beyond measure, and sometimes it takes us going beyond our own expected measure to remember that we are truly limitless. This is why I love exercise. It is why I smiled the entire way through my twenty-three mile treadmill run yesterday, completing my longest run week ever – a week of 90 miles of leg pounding monotony.
Paul J. Meyer has said that “if you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined,” and I love it. In my ninety miles of running this week I practically doubled what I have ever run in a week before; my defined goal of the Athens Marathon next month kept me focused and capable to shatter my own expectations.
For me, running is a mirror of my life within. Sports, fitness and physical goals are just opportunities to hone our skills and characteristics for the things in life that really matter, so push through your self-imposed boundaries by having a clearly defined goal for living your life. Let your insecurities and self-doubt fall to the wayside as you break your own barriers to living loudly.