will you?

Yesterday, I was running with my friends and I fell. And skidded. On my hands. And my right knee. It happened in slow motion and I knew it was going to be bad. And it was. There was blood. I am not ashamed to say, I screamed and yelped. But I didn’t cry.

We were in the final mile of a three mile run, and I wanted to stop. I wanted to cry. I wanted to have a car come and pick me up and take me home. But I didn’t. I checked the damaged; dusted myself off, and continued the run, running.

It wasn’t a question of could I do it; it was would I do it?  To be sure, adrenaline kicked in. And I wanted to appear tough in front of my friends. But honestly, all I had to do was chose to continue the run. And I did. All the way to the end.

What are you going to chose to do this evening?  This weekend?

Enjoy life…

“greatness is for us all”

This past weekend, I did something that I have never done before:  I ran a 10K, or 6.213 miles, in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds.  I am not ashamed to say that I am very proud of myself.  The fastest that I have ever done it before was 1 hour, 23 minutes, and some seconds, (I can’t remember exactly).

During the past Olympics in London, Nike ran an ad showing a, shall we say, not so lean, runner running.  He was struggling!  A lot.  But below is the voice over that was playing as he was running. I thought about this as I was running this weekend.

Source: better-faster-strongerr.tumblr.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Greatness, or what we consider great in others, actually does reside in ourselves, if we have the courage to dig deep, get in there, find it, and pull it out.  I have to tell you that running that 10K was a struggle that day!  And fortunately, the hubby and the pooch were there to encourage me along the way.

We can all do the great thing that we want to do. If we want to do it bad enough.  And there will be people who will encourage and help us, if we put it out there and go for it.

What great thing will you do this week? Tell me in the comments.

Enjoy your day…