Day 6: Discipline-The Bridge Between Goals and Accomplishments


Running is a Discipline whose virtues carry over into every aspect of your life.

It is not only true that everything you do affects your running…but your running affects everything you do.

Running teaches you to distinguish between “wishing” and “wanting.”

Lots of people “wish” they could do their best, but they aren’t wiling to make the lifestyle changes necessary to turn their wishes into reality. Running is about setting goals and wanting those goals so passionately that you make the sacrifices necessary to attain them. Even when you don’t attain your goals, the experience of chasing them empowers you.

In life we must distinguish “wishing” from “wanting.” The skill set and attitudes you develop in pursuing those goals you want in running and fitness are the same skill set and attitudes that will empower you to move beyond wishing to achieve those goals you want to attain in every aspect of your running career…and the rest of your life.

Running encompasses every aspect of your being — what you eat, what you drink, how much you sleep, how you arrange your life, how you spend your time. Running is a lifestyle that demands you embrace a disciplined approach to everything you do, because everything you do affects your effectiveness as a runner. Everything you do shows up with some immediacy during a road race…and no other sport is quite like running in this regard. Running is more than a sport…it’s a lifestyle.

Do you have the discipline it takes to reach your goals? To go the extra mile and work on your strength, flexibility, speed, and eating habits? All of these factors play a role in how well you feel, how you look, your mental state….and wether or not you’ll reach your goals.

Make the commitment…one day at a time, one workout at a time, one meal at a time. Choose to make being healthy a lifestyle.

Day 6 exercises:

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • Frog Sit Ups – 2 sets of 10
  • Oblique Crunches – 2 sets of 10
  • Reverse Crunches – 2 sets of 10
  • Plank – :30 – 1 min (2X)
  • 25 Crunches

standing abs

We have some “new to us” exercises today so check out our “how to” videos to see how to do them correctly.

Bonus: Since all of our ab exercises are on the floor…how about throwing in some #StandingAbs to round out the day?

Running Drills & Speed Work: Hamstring Extensions and 1/4 mile repeats are on the schedule this week. Click here and scroll down to see how to do each of them and work them into your routine today!

When your done…take a few extra minutes to stretch those abs and run through our 7 Key Stretches for Runners. Remember that flexibility and muscle softness will ward of injuries and keep you on the road!

Ab Stretches:

Discipline will separate those who will reach their goals…and those who are still just wishing for them. Who will you be today?

Make the time Core Crew…get it done then tag your post with #Discipline and let the Crew know YOU HAVE IT!

Smile and make it a great Hump Day! 🙂




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