It’s the big weekend! The Philly Marathon is this weekend!
I’m still sad to say that my foot is not well enough to handle 26.2 miles. I have been able to run, but a very slow pace with my foot completely taped up.
But you know what?
I’LL TAKE IT! Thanks goodness I can still run some!
I wish I could run with the confidence of Atalanta, the mythical runner. But I am fearful of hurting my foot further. I am unable to give my best performance. So I choose to cheer other runners on.
A friend of mine is running her first half marathon. She reminds me of myself 4 years ago. 6 years ago I was obese. I did not run. I did not exercise. I decided to make a change.
About a year after I started losing weight, I found the courage to sign up for my first race, a trail 10K. A year after that, I decided to sign up for my first half marathon.
I never saw myself even considering such an endeavor. But after achieving what I had losing weight and the confidence I began to feel as a runner – well, the smallest notion lived inside my gut that said, “maybe I can….”
I am so glad I listened to my positive self talk. I am so glad I pursued that tiny minuscule notion that told me, “Yes I can.”
I proved to myself that I have courage, confidence and strength.
The note I would write to myself would say one thing.
Never forget you are capable of anything.
I can’t run 26.2 this weekend because of a bad foot. But I will cheer on others facing the challenges they have set before themselves because they heard their inner self whisper, “Maybe I can….”
And my message to all of them is this: “Never forget you are capable of anything.