It’s always too early to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale
It seems like with this tapering for my marathon, my legs are not the only thing resting, apparently it is also my brain!
I totally forgot I had the Running group I lead on Monday morning. I took the boys to school in my red Christmas flannel pajama pants without the intention of changing when I arrived back home.
Thank goodness some wire sparked in my head. I normally run up to the school. Not today, I was running late!
I was excited to see so many waiting for me to run. As we headed out the door a massive gust of wind came after us. It was mixed with rain and a ugly sky. We lost 3 runners right there!
Running with those who stuck around, we ended up running 3.1 miles. The weather was mostly smoke and mirrors. I was so glad that we didn't let mother nature scare us off!
You have to want it so bad, that you let nothing stand in your way. Not even a little wind and rain. Sometimes you have to change the plan but never let QUITTING be part of the plan.
When the odds are against you, realign your thinking. Try not to entertain thoughts of throwing in the towel.
This is in ANYTHING you do, not just running. Maybe the initial goal seems so far out of reach. Maybe you see the odds are stacking against you.
Just do not let your FIRST option be QUITTING!
The weather cleared up. The wind even died down. I reminded the girls we ran in far worse conditions. After all, it was 50 degrees out, without any snow.
Our run was great. Everyone felt accomplished and challenged. Not to mention the camaraderie of just running together in a group. There is something magical in the sound of laughter.
I haven't really mentioned it in my blog. But I made the front page of the Oakland press yesterday. It was a nice article. A couple things were wrong and the good stuff was left out, (My faith) but overall very nice.
As if Andy didn't have enough to make fun of me about, today gave him more.
I forgot to buy Alec his CC shoes. You would think as one of his coaches I might remember that! But then I already explained my brain is also tapering!
So, as I was paying for Alecs' shoes at Baumans I saw a camera man. I ignored it. I didn't want to glance remotely in that direction, I looked terrible! I know that sounds vain, but I keep it real!
They were doing a segment on Boston. I almost made it out of the shoe store until "Bill K" the cashier pointed them to me. I had no makeup on and my hair looked like I stuck my finger in a light socket!
Yep, I ended up on ABC12 at 5:30. It is so embarrassing to see yourself out of the box. "Ugh, do I sound like that?" I said out loud. My boys were around the TV cracking up at me. Each one laughing and saying something that I even found myself laughing at, even though it was about me!
Andy decided to add more by posting "....I married a Rock Star!!"
I told him I was going to take it down. I do this a lot. But then he got really mad.
Well, I guess it was all in good fun.
Something to look back at and laugh!
"Do not take life to serious. You will never get out alive!"
P.s Thank YOU, for all the prayers and loving support. I am so grateful.