So today's run was supposed to be an easy stretch of the legs. I got an early start (around 6:30 am) and ventured out for a brief 4 miler. I was comfortably listening to my podcast and moving at a pretty slow pace. After exiting the park, I was patiently waiting at the light when this guy ran right past me darting across the road and leaving me in his dust. Well, it didn't take long for my competitive nature to kick in and I WAS OFF!
I quickly went from my lackadaisical pace to pushing some serious speed in an instant! I'm not advocating that you run across the street when the light's not in your favor, but sometimes you have to seize the moment or someone else will steal your thunder. For whatever reason, it felt like this guy had just "cheated" and gotten ahead of me while I was carefully following my usual plan.
You snooze, you lose. Sometimes you have to attack the moment even when you're not ready. Seize your goals and ambitions, don't wait for someone else to "pass" you by and steal them right from underneath you.
IRON PT WOD: 4mile park run....