Completing My First Ever Race – Woohoo!

Yes folks, I did my first ever 3.5 mile run on Sunday evening! 😀 I know to some this may be like a stroll in the park but to me it’s a massive achievement. Read here to find out why.

Only 10 days to go before the 3.5 mile JPMorgan challenge at Battersea Park in London on the 6th of July. At first I was incredibly nervous and there were times when I was ready to give up and I was almost hoping to get an injury so that I could get out of it.

Now I’m so looking forward to the race that I can barely contain myself! If you’re someone who is like what I used to be, a complete couch potato, but you want to make a change? Then I say to you go for it. Look how far I’ve come in such a short space of time.

If I can do it literally anyone can! It’s never an easy process to make that change but it is by all means possible. All you need is the desire and some good people around you to motivate you to get going, although, that isn’t a pre-requisite. What is a pre-requisite is for you to use some common sense and make small and sustainable changes.

Starting too fast too early will almost certainly mean that you will give up within a short period of time. Begin slowly. Make very small beginnings and watch the huge changes that follow. Of course this goes for anything in life. They would never put you in a car and just let you drive on the main roads before you get your licence or more importantly get any practise! HELL NO!

So of course, make small but significant progress. Other people will notice you progress! They will comment on you all time. Even now, when I’m making very little gains, people are still complimenting me on almost a daily basis and that truly can be a huge boost but don’t being to feed off the compliments. Your biggest flow of juice must come from inside you. This starts with a change of thought. There is an absolutely amazing saying by Henry Ford that goes something like…

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right!” – Henry Ford

That one saying has completely changed my life over the last few weeks. It’s so simple and yet it sums up the power of where your thoughts will lead you.

So my last few words to you: “Know you can, do it and love it”

6 Responses

  1. Kris says:

    Congratulations Amit!
    Like you said, you have to know before you do. Keep up the inspirational work and never give up!


  2. Amit says:

    Cheers Kris, much appreciated! 🙂

  3. Jim Estill says:

    Awesome accomplishment. Inspirational to all. Good work. Health trumps wealth any day of the week.

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