Every Wednesday, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
This week’s Word is INITIATIVE
So what exactly is initiative?
An initiative is the start of something, with the hope that it will continue. It is also a personal quality. A person with initiative is motivated to do things. If you take the initiative, you’re willing to get things done on your own.
My biggest initiative was to decide to start running. At age 55, I joined No Boundaries and set out on my quest to run a 5K.
But more importantly, when my friends stopped running, I continued. I ran by myself and signed up for race after race after race.
Three years later, I took the initiative to run a half marathon. I told no one and signed up for one in Florida, where I knew no one.
I have made friends from blogging and running races. But for the most part, I take the initiative in my running.
I sign up for races that I want to run whether or not I know anyone. (Of course, it is more fun when you do.)
Running is important to me so I take the initiative to do it on my own.
I have gotten on a plane by myself many times to run a race – California, Florida, Philly, etc. (If I had more time and more money, I would do it even more.)
If fact, my next half marathon is in Brooklyn. I don’t know anyone in Brooklyn. I am taking a bus there, I rented an apt for the night before the race, and I will take the subway on race day…by myself. (Wish me luck!)
Happy Running! Are you someone who takes initiative when it comes to running?