In today’s blog, we are going to keep it short and simple. You ready? You (yes, you!) are allowed to pace yourself. In fact, we encourage you too. Here at Corrective Chiropractic, we will always remind you that good things take time. We are not after quick fixes or fast races to the finish. We are in this thing for the long haul, friends! No shortcuts or sitting sidelines or sugar coating around here.
100-Mile Race – Pace Yourself
For those of you may not know… our Founder (Dr. Austin Cohen – Buckhead Doctor) just completed a 100-mile race on Saturday. You heard us right… 100 miles! You might be thinking, “Only crazy people would run 100 miles.” And you are probably right! There are only a handful of people who would CHOOSE to run 100 miles for the fun of it. With that being said, only a handful of people will get to experience the crazy character-building, mental-strengthening, and endurance-sharpening that comes from completing a 100-mile race.
Everyone thinks they can run 100 miles until they are tested by freezing cold temperatures, crazy elevation, lactic acid build-up, and the extreme fatigue of running for 30 hours – without stopping. Yet, it is only those who are willing to train relentlessly, fuel their bodies with nutritious foods consistently, and commit to proper recovery regularly… that will be fully prepared to run 100 miles.
It’s often said that when you toe the start line of running a marathon, every mile you have ever run EVER has led up to that exact moment. When you are running a race of such complexity, your training goes back way further than just your typical 16-week training plan. Most of you probably saw Dr. Austin’s weekly Strava training highlights or sweet Instagram finish line pictures. However, most of us did not see the dedication to early morning training for 26 weeks, behind-the-scenes work to rest and recover, or sacrifice with friends and family.
Glory in the Grind
We tell you that story in hopes that it would encourage you to do hard things! Whether that’s in your life, faith, or health journey – we challenge you to do the ONE thing that scares you the most. For you, that might look like creating an exercise routine for the first time in your whole life. It might look like going 30 days without purchasing / shopping. It might even look like going to your local Chiropractor to find the root cause of your health issues. Whatever it is and wherever you are in your hard thing… remember to pace yourself.
This life is a marathon, not a sprint. You are allowed to pace your over-comings, your work, and YOUR HEALING! If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that there is glory in the grind. One day, you will look back and see that it was the hardest things in your life that actually shaped you the most. We believe in you!