My trainer, Chris, is an amazing man.
You see I was going to sign up for this 14.5 km race which is next Sunday. Then I quit running and thought that I would back down because then I wouldn’t have to deal with the fact that I may have to run parts of it. I basically got scared and didn’t want to do it.
I made up some lame excuse about how I couldn’t afford it and he wrote back about how he wanted me to run. I sat on my lame excuse knowing that really what it was about, was about the fact that it scares the living day lights out of me. I don’t want to run it cause I don’t see myself as a runner.
I then wrote him this
I am going to run it. I have to. I will explain later..but it boils down to the fact that I am scared.
I mean, who writes that? I guess me. Being the amazing person that he is..he wrote this back to me
I’m happy you’ve decided to run. I know it’s a little scary but everything is the first time. Once you get started in the run you’ll be fine. Turn all that fearful energy into your motivation to complete the run. It’s not about doing a time or making a place, it’s just about being there on the day and participating. The rest is a bonus… Enjoy the process, stay in the moment of the journey. You’ve come this far and you deserve to run. It would be like flying to Australia and not getting off the plane!
I read that and it clicked. If I can move to Australia on my own…then I can run a 14.5km race. It’s even more than that though, it’s about pushing yourself when you think that you can’t. It’s about Fighting to the Finish. So many of us, are ALMOST there and then stop. It’s like getting to your dream vacation and then turning the plane around.
Well, I did it!
Dear Michelle Gay,
Congratulations! You have successfully entered the 2010 HBF Run For a Reason.
What have you done this week to ‘get off the plane’?
Harnessing My Intuitive Self