It’s all in your head
October 3, 2011
I’ve never been a runner. Ironically, my husband runs and has since the day I met him. It took serious urging of co-workers to sign up for a half marathon that is in less than two weeks.
After some brain fumbling, I went online and paid the registration fee. What I didn’t know at the time was that my grandfather would pass away that very day, six hours after I paid the registration fee.
Sad – that’s what I was. He had been sick for a while, so it wasn’t a complete shock. Motivated – not in the least bit, at least not at that moment. I have always enjoyed walking, but I couldn’t even imagine myself running a quarter of a mile. Why in the world did I sign up to do this?
Then it dawned on me. I can do this. I can do this for him, in his memory. I may not be able to run the full thing or even half of it, but I am going to try at least. I can do this for my husband, who loves running. I can do this for my two small kids, who love my newfound energy. I can do this for ME.
The moral of the story is sometimes it’s all in your head. Don’t do the old “I think I can, I think I can” song and dance; just get out and do it. This doesn’t speak just to running, but to life in general.
Push yourself beyond your normal day-to-day limits and your whole world will be a new place. Mine is.