I know the title of this may seem a bit negative but really it isn’t! I have finally found that one thing at which I know I can be Great!
I have always been one of those people that has had to try really hard at everything I do if I wanted to do well. I was never that person in school that just got good grades and passed tests without studying. There are people in this world that have some extraordinary talent or skill or something that they are Great at and Excel in. Then there are those that are just Good at many things but not necessarily Great at any one thing! That was me. I worked so hard to do well at everything I set my mind to that I think I spread myself too thin and never was able to focus on just one thing that I could Excel in. Maybe that’s because I just always wanted to do well in all that I tried to or because I never found that one thing that I just loved so much that the other things didn’t matter.
Until Now!! Next to being a Mother & Wife, Running has been one of the best things I have found! I am in love with Running and what it brings me. I have never found something that I have been so passionate about in my 32 years. That’s not to say it isn’t challenging and difficult at times because trust me IT IS! I have to work very hard at my training to progress to the paces I am currently running. I have a very long way to go to get to the place I want to be but I am 110% for the training and journey!
I have always been one to set extremely lofty goals for myself. However, I have always achieved what I set my mind to. This will be no different with my Running Goals! I am fully aware of the time it might take to get there but am so excited to work for it all!!If there is something out there that you want badly enough you have to reach for it and make it happen. I found that putting it out there makes it all more real for me. If I just think about it and don’t do any more then it is much harder to accomplish those Goals.
I have never been a super confident person in what I do so I make sure to surround myself with people who help to lift me up and inspire me to give it all I can. My family has been my biggest supporter and without them I wouldn’t be where I am. I have also brought on a Running Coach who has given me a lot to work with and has pushed me when I probably wouldn’t push myself. Lastly, running friends are invaluable! I have a few amazing girls that live in my neighborhood that also run and that have made Running even more incredible. Especially on those days when I’m just not feeling 100%.
After watching the Boston Marathon I was even more inspired to Run the best I can and to push through anything that may be limiting me. I can’t even begin to fathom running at speeds like Rita Jeptoo or Shalane Flanagan, but I hope to one day come close!Don’t let anything stand in the way of your dreams and goals! You are the only one that can make them come true!Is there something you feel that you are just Great at?What goals have you set for yourself that you are currently working towards?