Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I am training for SparkPeople's virtual 5K in April. Snow patches are still an issue, so yesterday I wore my deep-tread shoes out on errands so I could run in a different neighborhood having clear sidewalks.
I was looking at my stopwatch, timing my run/walk intervals, and I fell over a low curb. By the mercy of Jesus I did not break a bone or ruin my phone. What I almost damaged was my determination.
I confess that as I staggered to my feet, self-sabotage whispered, Well, I guess that's the end of----- NO----WAIT! Don't tell yourself that. YOU CAN'T QUIT!
I am not kidding, my defeatist mental sentence wasn't even finished when it flashed into my mind so vividly what you Sparkfriends are always saying:
"You are NOT going to let this stop you. The thing to do is to get right up and keep going. Anything worthwhile has setbacks to overcome. You can still get in a productive workout today."
I had to smile. I am so grateful for the healthy, positive SCRIPT you guys have built into my head.
I did finish my training session with no more mishaps. Onward and upward!