I'm once again in the build phase of my training.
You know, the part where we gradually increase our workload, pushing our bodies and minds to create a solid base for new challenges.
This phase is often synonymous with hard work, discomfort, and struggle, all of which develop the strength we'll need for tomorrow.
I see my training journey much like everyday life. But while in running, I've learned to surrender to the process with a growth mindset; in everyday life, I get caught up all the time. I tend to fight back, rebel, and get frustrated to no avail.
Maybe it's because the growth we achieve in life is harder to objectively measure than that of running. It isn't always visible right away, and I'm notoriously impatient.
Like running, I just need to come to terms with the fact that the process is supposed to be tough. It takes time, dedication, and a whole lot of grit.
Some Stoic qualities in my approach to running have yet to transfer to my life.
Recognizing the gap and seeing it clearly to the extent of taking responsibility for it, even just for a day, is an initial step forward.