I have a question for you: do you think of yourself as COMPETITIVE?
I fought against that word for a long time, personally. As the youngest in my family, I grew up wanting desperately to compete but always losing.
So eventually, I simply stopped trying.
But inside, I still felt competitive. (We all do, in fact. It’s part of our biology!)
As an adult, I’ve learned to enjoy competing at SOME things. Running, in particular.
A friend who doesn’t run recently asked me about my training, and asked if I was a competitive runner.
I felt compelled to explain that I enter races, and I compete against myself, but I’m not competitive. Meaning, I don’t win anything.
That conversation got me to thinking about the nature of being competitive, and how I’ve learned to be satisfied with giving whatever my best effort is on a given day, knowing that I definitely won’t win and I might not even be as good as my own previous best.
There is a very deep pleasure to be had from pushing all the way to the edge of your current abilities.
And maybe it’s not even about being competitive, because there’s such a “happy surprise” feeling when you perform well and don’t compare it to other people or even yourself.
This week’s Mini Challenge includes exactly this opportunity for you: To explore your limits with a particularly challenging workout (there’s one in each category!) and see how they feel.
I’d really love to hear your thoughts on how this goes for you.
(Click the image below to download the free workout plan and save it on your device. The thumbnails are links that take you directly to the workout videos on the Pahla B Fitness YouTube channel or the Let’s RUN Podcast YouTube channel.)
WEDNESDAY: How to ENJOY RUNNING | 15 minute indoor run
Killer B, I hope you enjoy this MINI CHALLENGE weekly workout plan! Be sure to tag me (@pahlabfitness) on your INSTA so I can cheer you on! #pahlabminichallenge