I don’t know how you do it

I saw someone say to a friend, “I don’t know how you do it,” to the fact that she ran 20+ miles. I think you do know. It’s the same stuff you’ve been doing all along.

Here’s a basic recipe for success no matter what you’re doing with your life – running or otherwise.

Nonsense. Sure you do.

I just saw someone say to a friend on Facebook, “I don’t know how you do it,” to the fact that she had run 20+ miles. Truth is, she probably does know. She is just choosing to be awed by it instead.

Don’t get me wrong. 20+ miles for anyone, even an ultrarunner, is no walk in the park. It’s a solid run, and it deserves respect. But it’s not super-human, and the fact is, you could do it too… if you want to.

So how do we run 20+ miles?

Consistency. Hard work. Persistence. Passion. Training.

It’s all the same stuff that made you good at raising your kids. Playing the piano. Even tying your own shoes (well, maybe except for the passion).

We choose running. You may choose something else. But the things that get us there are very much the same.

You consistently work hard at something. You persevere through the hard times, keep training (repetition & practice). And you absolutely love doing it.

That’s a recipe for success no matter what you choose in life.

3 thoughts on “I don’t know how you do it”

  1. So true. I think it just takes dedication. You can do anything you want to do/choose to do. Oh, and it takes a good amount of carbs too …

  2. You guys and your cupcakes. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good cupcake from time to time, but y’all take it to another level.

    You two need to host a cupcake race in Richmond. Cupcakes at the carb load dinner. Cupcakes at the aid stations. Cupcakes for post-race dinner. Basically, just make it rain cupcakes. Participation would go through the roof.

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