Sometimes, you can improve your limits by accident, and set a new standard. I went on my normal sunday morning run a 7am this morning up to Graig lookout hill.
After a couple of games of football in the back garden today, my oldest boy wanted to come for a run with me as he needed to burn off some excess energy in my view.
This was a longer one, up the hill by Rock house, up the mountain and you come out by the lookout again, this time the pembrey end, which is equally as hard if not harder, and very scenic.
I hasten to add he beat me relatively easy!
Then the other two children wanted to do it! So we went off on it again and by the third run of he day, i felt tired. The kids didn’t though and shows what children are generally capable of when you give them opportunities.
This helped with two things. I still get that sunday night “anxiey” because it’s still the night before the start of the week, and nerves are normal for most of us.
Also, it proved that i was indeed capable of MORE every sunday, i was congratulating myself over and over about doing the lookout hill, when in fact a run of double the distance was more like he mark i SHOULD be hitting.
We ALL need to reset our goals from time to time, realise we can achieve more, and we need to work our bodies harder as our capabilities are often way greater than we often give ourselves credit for.