Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Brie shared something on Friday that was truly amazing and inspirational.

All your life you are told the things you cannot do.

All your life they will say you’re not good enough

or strong enough

or talented enough;

they will say you’re the wrong height

or the wrong weight

or the wrong type

to play this or be this or achieve this.


a thousand times no,

until all the nos become meaningless.

All your life they will tell you no,

quite firmly and very quickly.

And you will tell them Yes.

But today I told them yes. I told myself Yes. Yes I can, and Yes I will!

Today is the day that I ran a full 3 miles without walking. And managed to keep a 12 min mile the entire time, that is until the last 3ish minutes where I bumped byself up to a 10 minute mile. I was so happy I could have cried. I hope everyone saw my fist pumps as I did my cool down.

It is possible to push yourself even when you think you can't. I definitely needed this today after coming from a rocky couple days of grueling shin splints. I was convinced that registering for the race officially had jinxed me and it would all be downhill from there. But all it takes is one good run. One good run to restore confidence and make it all worth it again.

Restoring faith in yourself is empowering and necessary in this journey because it's hard. Really, Really hard.

Note to self: Self- you need to go get more ice packs. Soon.

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