Embrace the Doubt
Doubt is a good thing. I embrace doubt.
Doubt is defined as – a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction
Two years ago I doubted whether I could lose any weight. After that I doubted I would ever be able to run a mile without stopping. At present I doubt if I can run 50 miles in 3 months time. In my mind I have the month training I missed and if I can make that up. Also 50 miles it’s a long way isn’t it? I’m embracing the doubt though because doubt shouldn’t be the end of anything. It shouldn’t define your success or failure. To me doubt is just a challenge a challenge to beat. To doubt yourself is to be human but to ignore the doubt is also human.
One of the reason’s I do the things I do is the doubt. Long distance running is a mental discipline. You can train your body to the peak of performance but that won’t matter unless your brain is firmly behind it. What keeps you going is the knowledge that the bad points are temporary and that doubt is just that doubt. Doubt is a feeling but it is not the outcome or the goal. All along you have doubt. Doubt is in the training your food choices, it appears in everything you do. You have a choice to accept that the doubt is correct or just go and prove it wrong. I like the latter option.
I except the doubt in the knowledge that like so many times before I can prove the doubt wrong.