Sometimes we have beautiful goals but we never care to measure our progress towards those goals. For instance, imagine you want to lose 8kgs and you don’t have a weighing scale.
What can’t be measured can’t be managed.
And I learned that hard way.
When I started running, for many months, I was not cognizant about my running metrics.
I was running like a free soul but how would I know where I am heading?
Imagine a car with no speedometer, Odometer, And fuel indicator.
For almost a year, my performance stalled.
Then someone advised me to measure my pace.
I installed Strava on my phone and began to measure.
Realized the pain points and zone of resistance to increase the pace.
Eventually, I realized that it is not running that will make me a better runner.
But a set of functional exercises done on a regular basis would eventually help me build strength to run better.
Measuring your performance brings a mindset of discipline.
As Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder for the full marathon puts it:
“Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.”