Coaches Tip Tuesday!
Stay in your lane!!
This is the part where running and life lessons come to the surface.
It’s a little tough when you start running and look over to the right, and there is a gazelle-like human floating in a sports bra and teeny shorts. To the left, there’s a 90 thousand-year-old man who is passing you. Then you, the runner who is just out there doing your best.
I hear people say all the time, “I want to run like them, I want to look like that person, I want to beat so and so.” cause, from the outside, they are faster, stronger, something-ier and seem to be happier. I lean back to one of the ‘contract’ lines that I make all of my new runner’s sign saying: ‘don’t compare yourself to another runner. Don’t compare your insides to their outsides.’ You’ll never win.
Instead, find your own motivation inside. Why you want to stay healthy, move and be in the community.
That will drive you to your own “best” as oppose to never getting to another persons “best”.
Stay in your own lane, focus on your own goals, and of course, have fun!