"Do you think I could be a fast runner?"
"I think you could be fast if you got over your fear of injury"
This is the conversation on the drive home from church yesterday. I asked my hubs the question , and he responded so fast I was left speechless. Speechless because I knew it was the truth.
Which left me looking back at the times I did push the limits.
First 5k ,Memorial Day of 2007, I ran so hard by bad knee was sore for 2 weeks. From that time on I decided to never run that hard again, thought that my knee was just not meant for fast running.
Then 4 years later, I ran a trail race, and near the end I was head to head with another chick. Going into the race I just wanted to have fun, but she thought she could pass me up in the end, I just wasn't having none of that. I ran so hard (and won) that once I crossed the finish line I vomited so hard that I pissed my pants. Totally NOT the greatest feeling, though my knee didn't hurt, I was in enough to scare me into pushing my limits.
But this is not who I want to be.
I have grand dreams. GREAT crazy amazing dreams, and I know deep inside that they are possible. The ONLY thing holding me back is myself. Yah, I've got a bum knee. But I know what I NEED to do to strengthen it, its up to me to suck it up and get it done. The biggest thing right now for me to do, is to believe in myself. I have a great support team, awesome husband and little babes that look up to me. Gods blessed me with an athletic body, a body capable to achieve great things. What needs to happen now is to condition my mind, CREATE my goal and figure out how to get there. Bodies heal with time, now its time to battle the MIND.
Yeah, there will be times when I breakdown, but these trials will only make me stronger.
Today on twitter a PRSFIT NATION teammate posted this quote:
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Its time to get up, shake it out and keep truckin.