Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Motivation

You may have noticed from my sidebar, but in the last couple of weeks I have joined the Twitter revolution.  I still haven't quite figured out what it's all supposed to mean, but I have enjoyed finding other runners, triathletes, swimmers, and reading new blogs.  What I have found in new blogs is that there is a lot of chicks out there who are faster than me.  And that, frankly, makes me mad.  The competitor in me thinks this is a good thing.  The mother in my ear says, move on Meredith.

I know a lot of people think I'm too competitive, but I like to look at my competitiveness as motivation.  I don't think I would be as good of a runner or a business owner or engineer if I wasn't competitive. 

Today I did my run with new purpose.  I even got on my bike and did the workout I missed (skipped) last week.  So thank you, fast chicks, for motivating me to become a better runner.

PS-  I'm not doing this to go out and beat people, by the way.  I feel motivated to make myself the best runner I can be.  Just wanted to clarify.  :)

4 comments:

IronMatron said...

I'm motivated to be faster than those I read too. :) It's all good motivation, I agree! But in the end, yes, it's about the self.

maria k said...

i agree! when i read other runner girl blogs, i am so impressed! i try not to feel like a big slow poke, and try to use it as motivation.

NY Wolve said...

There are always faster people out there...I run the New York Road Runners races, and am lucky if I finish in the top 1000. Then again there are 5000 or so entrants, so 20th percentile isn't so bad. Its all a matter of context.
And I love the T Shirt from Niketown.

lindsay said...

i know exactly what you are saying! it is great motivation as long as you don't get too hard on yourself to the point of dreading a run. keep channeling that drive and you'll be beating them soon :)