Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Power of Encouragement

I don't really know how this happened, but all of a sudden, I have just done 10 miles (run/walk) because I committed to do the Route 66 Half Marathon with my daughter in less than two weeks. It's been a slow build up, and like I said, I don't know how it happened. My feet have complained and begged me to reconsider; my hips practically scream at me every morning, and then I get this little email or text that says "We can do it" and you know what? We can.

Then today I had lunch with a colleague and he says "You need to have ten miles under your belt if you're going to do that run. You can do that. Just do it." And I did.

And don't forget that someone who acts impressed with what you've done. It feels so good.

All I'm saying is that I would have given up or backed out on this deal if I had not had encouragement and motivation from several people. For that, I am grateful. It's such a great feeling to finish something that you had doubts about because people believed in you.

I'm just feeling grateful tonight for the people in my life. You know who you are. Thank you.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm impressed! The last time we talked, you were no where close to 10. This will mean a lot to Sarah, and to you too, of course. Way to go seester.