Celebrate the Little Things


If a couple of months ago someone would have told me that I would be running (walking sometimes) in 5k, 10K and Half Marathon events… I would have laughed out loud and told them “No Way!”


As of the writing of this article, I have participated in a lot of marathons and physical activities, such as:

  • one on premises 5K (see my Star Wars articles);
  • seven virtual 5Ks; and
  •  two virtual 10Ks with another on-premises 5K planned in the fall (2018);
  • an on-premises 10K planned to kick off the new year (2019);
  • another on-premises 5K with my family in winter (2019) with the grand finale in spring (2019) with an on-premises 5K;
  • 10K; and
  • Half Marathon back to back.

I don’t share this information to brag, but to merely celebrate the little things. Without the awards and rewards earned by participating in these events, I don’t think that I would have ever gotten moving. At least not at the level I am currently. The mere thought of participating in a half marathon keeps me up at night, but that same concern keeps me moving every day and keeps me striving to get better and better all the time.

Be Motivated

To help yourself get motivated, do the same thing. Find the little things to celebrate. Lowering your glucose levels, walking around the block whatever it might be. If you need more motivation, especially to get out and move, I have started a virtual marathon site that should be able to help; it’s called myVirtualMarathon.com I started this site to help more people get up and move.

We all move at different paces, and not everyone can run for long distances, so myVirtualMarathon.com addresses these concerns.myVirtualMarathon.com enables individuals to participate in virtual marathons that benefit worthy organizations while at the same time providing a high-quality marathon experience that helps you by getting you up and moving. You can check out all the various options available.

No matter what you do, make sure to celebrate and make a big deal about your accomplishments. Positive energy attracts positive energy, and it will snowball into a lifelong change for the better.

Celebrate Often

One for the focuses for my virtual Marathon was to allow people to celebrate often. We need to celebrate as often as we can. On Saturday I celebrated the completion of a 10K walk/run in just under 1 hour and 19 minutes, then on Monday, I marked the end of a 10K walk on the treadmill at my gym. Both of these events deserve to get celebrated, and I love that I can earn multiple recognitions for the same game. We currently only have one function, so being able to complete it various ways keeps in involved and participating for more than just the single activity, foster a more extended level of activity and good health.

What little things do you like to celebrate? Share your favorite little something to rejoice in the comments below.



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