Happy Monday, my loves!
I am running ragged today as I have not been able to sit still for more than a few moments. My schedule is chock-full of travel, deadlines,conference calls,practices, you name it…
I am elated to FINALLY have my Peachtree Roadrace bib! Woohoo! I have worked so hard each year to move up to earlier starting waves. This is significant. Why? Because the later you start this race, the more miserable you will be. Trust me. I was surrounded by seasoned runners last year, and they were dropping like flies from the heat. I am grateful that I can at least start the race this year before hellish heat-o-clock (Yes, that is an actual time. If you don’t believe me, just try running in Atlanta, in July, on nothing but asphalt!). Maybe I should just start praying for rain, or a freakish cold front, just to be safe…
It wasn’t that long ago that I thought people who ran for fun were just plain nuts. Who willingly runs down the street without a serial killer chasing after them? What kind of crazy person keeps pushing after they’re bruised, blistered, and breathless? I joined the crazy cool fun of running, and I LOVE IT! I may never place in the top finishers, but I will finish. I may not win a trophy or medal, but I will always wear my race shirt with pride. I love that I can push my body, and tell it that I am the boss. I can defy the odds, and keep going.
Perhaps running isn’t the impossible, crazy dream for you, but there is something in life that you’ve never imagined possible. What if you took a moment to really go for it? Who cares if it seems crazy at first…what will it hurt to try? I love living fearlessly. The world is so much more beautiful this way. I know that you have dream. Why not take the steps to pursue it today? If your dream just happens to include a race, I just might join you!
Until next time,