Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Motivation

Last Sunday I was able to witness a couple of friends push their bodies harder than I would ever wish to do myself. Tommy and Billy ran a 26 mile marathon, and finished in a time that would make any non-runner walk away scratching their heads, thinking..."why?"
I felt tears of pride welling up in my eyes as i watched these guys pass us @ the 15, 18 and 26 mile mark, running the WHOLE time with a smile on their face. They worked through some serious pain. It has motivated me, not to run a marathon, since it would take an act of God to get me to run more than 1 mile @ a time, but it made me really look inward and search for some purpose, some goal to reach for. Maybe it's to climb Everest someday, maybe it's to conquer the fear of diving, since I'm horribly afraid of drowning... maybe it's just to realize that our bodies were "wonderfully made", (it's a cubbies thing), and i am capable of a LOT more than what I think. Who knows. What I do know is that i am choosing to eat a little healthier, move a little more, and spend a little more time thinking about what I haven't tried to do because of self doubt.

2 comments:

Pearcia LaPointe said...

two of my girlfriends invited me to run a half marathon with them. I haven't ran since my sophomore year in college, and even then I don't think you could call me a runner! So I say I'll give it a go at the training, but they emailed me the training log and the first day says "just run 2 miles easy today". HA! I don't think I'm that motivated - especialy when it has me running 13 miles in just over a month! Needless to say, I think I need to find a different way to be more healthy. So if you are looking for a health buddy, I might be able to be there for you - as long as you don't make me run! :)

Amy Culp said...

I am always so inspired by people who can do marathons and I have always wanted to do one.

Self doubt is such a big factor in life and there are times that I have looked back and realized that I can be my own worst enemy.

Good for you though about making healthier choices and not pushing yourself beyond what you know you can handle. ;)

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