Do Something You’ve Never Done

Friday night I came across this quote and posted it on Instagram.

Do it

I don’t know why but as I was sitting there (babysitting) it really resinated with me.

When we set out towards a new goal, no matter what it is, most likely it is something we have never done before. Something that we are trying to reach for.

I’ve trained in the past for a BQ and did it the wrong way. Well to be truthful I was training for it but didn’t really have a set plan to execute. I just did whatever I felt like and guess what – it didn’t work.


I’ve been thinking a lot about how easy it is to set goals. However, the real dedication comes to actually putting the necessary steps in place to get there.

I could go out and run my 10k plan and probably be fine, however, I know it won’t get me to where I want to be. I want to get to somewhere I have never been before. That is going to require me to do many things that I’ve never done before.

It is so simple, yet something I think I for one forget about a lot.


Yesterday I went out for an 8 mile run.

8 Miles

I finished the 8 mile run, but knew that it wasn’t over.  I sat down and stretched for 15 minutes and then followed it up with about 10-15 minutes of core and hip work. It’s these simple things that have to be done to get me to where I really want to be.

I can’t sit back, do the same things and expect a different outcome. It doesn’t work that way. I have to dedicate everything to this goal and do the things that I have never done before.


Having a goal is one thing but executing that goal is the real challenge.  Sure, there is a chance that I still may not reach the goal but if that happens I will know that I did everything in my power to go after it.

This isn’t a long drawn out post – it’s short, sweet and to the point. If you want something you’ve never had before it is going to require you to do something or many things that you’ve never done before. It will be hard, challenging and frustrating at times but in the end it will be worth it.


This doesn’t have to just be with running or fitness. It can be in your life. It could be in your career, marriage, family etc. It doesn’t matter what changes or goals you want to set, the idea stays the same.

Get out there and do something you’ve never done before!


What is one goal you’ve set or change you’re looking to make?

Any fun things planned this week? 

About Sara

Welcome to my blog! My name is Sara and this blog documents my journey as a wife and a runner. I train hard and put my heart and soul into my running. My life is a crazy journey full of ups and downs, and I am here to share it all with you!


  1. One of my goals is to try out road cycling racing! It’s going to be super hard, and it’s really intimidating, but I have to start somewhere. My training for the next few weeks will be focused on getting me ready for a late-May road race.

  2. Love the quote it’s so absolutely true! A recent goal of mine is to turn my love for running into a career (I have a masters in Social Work and worked in mental health for several years before deciding to stay home with my kids). This will be a big change for me and I know it’s baby steps. I started by signing up for a coaching course in June which I am really excited about!

    Good for you for setting big goals! It feels amazing when you actually see you’re on your way to achieving them :)

  3. Nice quote – let’s see – I have never run a 10 mile race, although I have registered only to bail out quite a few times. Yesterday, I discovered the one in my sights is a trail race (eek!). Although I have not done either a trail or a 10 mile races, that is now kind of my goal and, depending on how things, go, I might try to push for a half marathon as well.

  4. I love it when a quote really strikes a chord with me. I think it’s why I’m always reading, it’s good to find ways to keep our motivation up to do the little things like you said the extra core work or PT exercises!

  5. I wrote a really similar post to this! last year marathon training i gained wait and was injured. i realized i needed to make a few changes if i want to see them- body pump, strength training, better eating habbits, stretching and yoga! made such a difference

  6. This is a great Monday post! I was just thinking of my goals this morning, both long term (run a half marathon in June) and short term (run 2 days this week). I’ve been meaning to start training intentionally for this half marathon since the beginning of April, but things always pop up and get in the way because I haven’t sat down and planned how I’m going to reach that goal. I’ve done 1 half marathon before and a 15k and, though I finished them, I didn’t do as well as I could have because I didn’t really train – I just ran here and there when it was convenient. If I want to rock this half marathon, I’m going to have to do something I’ve never done – actually train! :p Another quote I like is “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery. I can set as many goals as I want, but if I don’t plan out how I’m going to reach them, I’m not likely to succeed.

  7. Love this quote! Right now I am getting back into the running groove and my big goal isy first full marathon!

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