Embracing Discipline

Posted By on Mar 2, 2009 in Half Marathon | 4 comments


When thinking of adjectives to describe me – responsible, outgoing, and caring might jump to the top of the list, disciplined would not. This is the classic excuse but…discipline is just not something that comes naturally to me.

Candidly there have been times when I resented those that exuded discipline. Yes, I said it – early risers, Weight Watchers success stories, check book balancers, and Iron Men – I have resented you for having motivation and follow-through that I could not muster.

Lindsey, Whitney, and Joe - 2008 Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN

Lindsey, Whitney, and Joe - 2008 Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN

In January, I began training for the Country Music Half Marathon. I participated in the race last year, but my training was pitiful. This year I am training with  Powered by Hope and the Galloway Group. Our training runs are at 7 AM every Saturday morning, rain or shine. And get this, I actually look forward to it! Once I embraced this discipline, I felt happier and more accomplished.

I am hoping my discipline streak continues…we’ll see.

How do you really feel about discipline?

By the way, as I run the half marathon I am raising money for New Hope Academy. Visit here if you’d like to donate. It is a great cause!

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  • John Ireland

    i’d have to say that i am fond of disicpline, which is probably why i felt so “at home” during my years in the USAFR. :)

    funny you should mention running: i plan to train this year for the half-marathon component of the Air Force Marathon in september. an interim goal will be the bluegrass 10k in july. hope to do both as part of Team WorldVision.

    now…if we can just get some consistently warmer days here in cent. ky!

  • Jessica

    Im with oyu on the discipline issue… But so proud of you that you are doing the race. maybe ill meet you next year for it! :)

  • lindseyreadenobles

    I agree. It is time for Spring. It just is too cold to get out of bed in the morning.

    This morning, I reluctantly made myself get up and go to the Y so I wouldn’t be a hypocrite after writing this post;)

  • John Ireland

    you go, girl! ;)