Do Your finest (Even When It Sucks)

I just completed the Running workout calendar for next month as well as was scrolling with Instagram. I keep seeing runners feeling lost as well as unfortunate about all the marathons, half marathons as well as other races that have been cancelled.

I hear you. I’m deeply dissatisfied as well as unfortunate about so numerous people as well as things I miss.

It’s difficult to set goals or even understand what to finish with running as well as physical fitness best now because we don’t understand when life will return to some sorta new normal.

It’s been a very, extremely difficult year. I try not to believe about all the things I desire I might have done this year since it makes me feel like crying as well as providing up.

Then, it’s difficult to climb out of that unfortunate location since we don’t have a checklist or timeline on when & exactly how the pandemic will be behind us.

I want to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want hope. I want a date I can circle on the calendar of when we can run together as well as marathons as well as half marathons as well as 10Ks as well as 5Ks will be on again!

It’s difficult to keep running when there are no races, fun runs, relays, running clubs, run groups or other reasons to comply with a training plan.

But my new Year’s Resolution was to DO MY BEST.

It’s refrain from doing MY finest (if whatever is going my way) or DO MY finest (if I’m not injured) or DO MY finest (training for a marathon).

Yes, when I originally set this objective I believed it would mainly be about running. I wished to DO MY finest while training for my next marathon. I wished to do my finest in running as well as racing half marathons. I wished to do my finest to be a much better runner.

My goal is: DO MY finest – in every situation.

I want to do my finest in my relationships. I want to do my finest in running. I want to do my finest in breaking poor habits. I want to do my finest in adulting.

And yes, I want to do my finest to run faster, farther, stronger as well as better.

But without races on the calendar – this year has been extremely different as well as disappointing compared to what I believed it’d be.


It’s alright to state that sucks – since it does.

And I understand so numerous people have a great deal harder battles to fight. So I’m not going to feel sorry for myself that I don’t get to run races when I understand in the huge stack of problems, mine aren’t that bad.

Yes… as well as my feelings are still valid.

I’ve been holding onto the suck instead of providing myself consent to have these feelings.

And running is a huge part of exactly how I stay in a great location with my mental health. Running has assisted me make it through some extremely hard, lonely, desperate, lost times in life. I’m so grateful that I discovered running – it altered my life.

So it’s much more than a hobby. It’s much more than a job. It’s much more than social time. It’s much more than publishing runs on social media. It’s much more than a excellent method to shed calories. It’s much more than a podcast (but def listen to the Run eat Repeat podcast… wink).

Anyway – I’m providing myself consent to be unfortunate about the loss of social time, longer runs as well as races this year.

And in situation you requirement it – I provide you consent to be unfortunate about the things you’ve missed out on this year.

We get 5 minutes to be sad, cry, feel sorry for ourselves, throw a fit.

Then, we have to get up, dust off as well as relocation forward.

We have to relocation ahead since we are worthy of to make the very best of whatever circumstance we’re in best now. We have to relocation ahead since we’re going to look back on this year as well as don’t want to think about it a total loss of physical fitness or running fun.

We have to relocation ahead since we can online our finest life in the present situation. It’s not ideal, however we get to choose if we’re going to utilize this time around to treat ourselves with kindness, exercise, eat healthy as well as believe healthy – or not.
I want to do my finest next month- I hope you’ll join me!

xoxo, Monica

NOTE – next month’s Running workout calendar comes out in 2 days!

Please comply with @RunEatRepeat on Instagram so you get the everyday updates to stay accountable as well as motivated!!



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