So there are two kinds of personality types when they take a long road trip. Let's say - A & B types.
A Types - They are the people that immediately start calculating to the minute how long they have to be in the car until they arrive at their destination. They are a stressed ball of nerves about not making any unnecessary stops for pee breaks, snacks, gas, you name it. They are constantly trying to determine how much longer they will be on the road until they arrive.
B Types - And then there are the people that have no care about the exact amount time the trip will take but are all excited and prepared for the journey - these are your typical people that yell excitedly - Road trip. They are the people that leisurely take their time at rest areas and stop to see occasion sights on the way to their destination. They know they will get to their destination but not worried about the exact moment they will arrive.
So what does this have to do with running???
Well I use to be you a A Type when it came to my running goals. Constantly worried about how long it was going to take me to reach my goals, occasionally taking in the sights along the way but always checking Am I there yet? Am I there Yet? When will I get there? How much longer till I get there?
More recently, I have had a total mindset change that has given me the happiness just to relax and be happy.
I have become a more B Type. I know I will get there. I have no doubt about it at all. I know my destination is there but for now I am stopping at the rest areas, making friends and seeing all the sights, enjoying a great meal and just taking it all in.
Best of all, I am no longer checking if I am there yet?