I’m headed out for a 4 miler. It’s just an easy run on the heels of yesterday’s tempo effort. OK, maybe on the midfoot of yesterday’s tempo effort. I don’t want to do it. But.
Training schedules are funny. You don’t want to look too far down the page. The miles become longer; the effort harder. How can I possibly get there, you think. So far to go.
The answer, of course, is to just go one day at a time. A tempo here, a long run there, an Ironbeer always. Miles turn into days turn into weeks turn into a marathon.
I guess it’s the same way with life. We have plans that seem so far away, unattainable. How to get there?
We just make it through today. And then tomorrow. Keep a plan in place and know where you’re going, but don’t worry if you miss a run or two along the way. Life is a long training plan. We’ll get there someday.
Four miles at a time.