Day 3-Break through Running Obstacles.

Obstacle defined–something that impedes progress or achievement

Ask yourself, what stops you from running today?
Is it procrastination?
 The I’ll do it tomorrow syndrome.  According to Psychology Today, “there are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination.”

If so, here’s how to solve this impediment to your progress or achievement.
The first step is realizing you’re procrastinating. So let’s define procrastination. It refers to the putting off of important tasks to a later time or the act of replacing high-priority goals with low-priority tasks.
The next step is deciding what your high-priority goals include; hopefully they include running. 
If you are putting off running to watch TV, dawdle on the internet or hang out at Mickey-dees then you might be procrastinating.
To beat this obstacle take these 7 simple steps.
1. Make a plan-Plan on running one more day this week than last week.
2. Meditate on the Benefits- Run to be healthier.
3. Set a deadline-Run before 7 am each morning. Or chose another time.
4. Build enthusiasm-Run a new route.
5. Do it-No explanation needed.
6. Reward yourself-On Sunday reward yourself with some dessert or a beer.

The second obstacle is thinking  you can’t do it. The great thing about this hurdle is that no matter who you are, you can clear it.
Not everyone can run a marathon in their first month, but most can after months of training. And to be a runner you don’t need to run a marathon. 
Start with a quarter mile, 1 mile or 2 miles. The beauty of running is that progression will be evident. It’s a progressive sport. I started with running a mile at a time. Now I’ve run 50 and 100 mile races. 

Start small and know you can do it. 
Start at Day 1. Dedicate yourself to running, this blog will get you there.

What is your greatest running obstacle?
How did you hurdle it?

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