I was inspired to write this weekends quote while coding my my 1/2 marathon training schedule. I’ve been working on it all day learning from Hal Higdon and a few other sources my twitter friends pointed me to.
As I sat back and looked at the coming months I got scared. I mean that’s A LOT of running. What am I getting myself into? Do I really want to do this? Am I capable? Am I CRAZY?
So I sought out some inspiration and this quote by Norman Vincent Peale jumped out at me…
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize.
I know I’ve said "I can’t" so many times in my life. I remember uttering the phrase "I can’t lose weight" in my 20s. Just last year I clearly remember saying "I can’t run." Even during the birth of the toddler I yelled to the husband "I CAN’T DO THIS!"
Well guess what, I’ve kept off 65 pounds for 3 years now. I ran a 5k 2 days ago (on a whim I might add.) And, well, you all know the toddler is right here by my side. :)
The point is we really CAN do what we put our minds to. It may not be easy but it’s definitely possible!
Well I’ve made up my mind to run in these races this year and I’m going to do what it takes to finish! What about you? What are you doing this year? What do you really want to do?