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Day 1

26 May

For God has not given me a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline (2 Tim 1:7).

This is my life verse. It always speaks to me and challenges me to be brave, to be bold, to be better. The self-discipline part is the part that always pushes my guilt-o-meter though. You see, I am a chronic procrastinator and perfectionist to the point of complete inaction. I just need to do it. I am also the ultimate self-talk justification expert: “I will do it, I just need to watch TV for a little bit first.” “Come on, I deserve it.” “My throat is a little bit dry, maybe I’m getting a cold, I wouldn’t want to pass it on to Joey (my baby) so I might just sit this one out” I just need to do it. 

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I’m sick of it and have put myself on notice. I figure the best way to learn self-discipline is to be in a situation that requires a lot of it and then stay accountable. I have a feeling my new mantra may come up a time or two as well: I just need to do it.

I’m running the 5.7 Km in the Gold Coast Marathon in 35 days so here I go; no more excuses. God has given me the desire to be disciplined and His spirit is in me to enable me to do it. Lord, lead on!

Daily log: ran 25 mins (very slowly, pushing stroller)

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