I ran for an hour today, no GPS or mileage calculating. I simply ran for an hour for feel as a comfortable jog. I will admit it, I almost stopped at the 30 minute mark and again at the 45 minute mark. I resolved to continue running though and I am glad I did.
Everyone struggles with committing here and there. I thought a lot about mentally committing while I was running today. I ran the 5K this past weekend and although I broke 20 minutes, I am not where I was last year. I ran 18:55 last year and want to break 18 minutes at some point in a 5K. However, I need to commit and that's it. Whether you are trying to run a 18 minute 5K or a 30 minute 5K, commitment is the key. The same goes for a 2:30 marathon and a 4 hour marathon. It's your goal and your commitment.
My commitment will come in the form of a caloric lockdown and an increase in overall fitness. I need to drop about 10 lbs. from where I am now to do the things I want to do. Also, even though I am running a lot, I am not getting enough cross training or strength work as I need.
Pick something and hold yourself accountable to it every day. I am going to.