To say I don't consider myself much of a runner is not to say that I don't run. I completed my first half marathon on July 14th, 2012 and am planning on running a full marathon in November.
But I just don't like it that much, most of the time. I don't experience very much of the highs that other runners talk about. Unless I trick myself into running, sometimes I just won't do it. Destination running is one of those tricks.
Basically, it's exactly what it says. Rather than running on a treadmill, or in a circle somewhere...I run to places. Like grocery shopping this morning at 5:30. I ran to the grocery store to pick up Coffee Creamer. 3.85 miles. On Fridays, I run to the men's prayer breakfast 8.8 miles away. I get a ride back from anybody willing to give me one. Everybody there supports the changes I've made and support me in what I'm working on.
The reason destination running works is a simple one. It meets the requirements of all successful projects, both personal and business.
- You set a goal.
- You reach that goal.
- You celebrate your success.
- You set another goal.
- You start moving forward again.
It's not rocket surgeon stuff. You don't need to be a professional to try this at home. Just get to it.