Sunday, May 25, 2014
Never say never!!!
I would never have believed that at this time in my life, mid fifties, that I would be running 5 km races. Absolutely not! I was never an athlete, I never enjoyed Phys Ed post Elementary School, I never understood that someone even had it them to run. Running had never been me, I believed I was never intended to be a runner, and I knew I'd never be a runner! And that's that!
Now after just over two years on Spark, I have participated in my second Run for Water 5 km Run in my community to raise funds for fresh water for Ethiopians. No, I didn't crawl. No, I didn't walk. I RAN!!! I ran to raise money and together we raised $230,000. for the cause.
I ran proudly wearing my newly purchased headband sporting the quote, "Never say never." I just had to have that one because it truly captured the spirit with which I was running.
My goal was to complete the race, run the entire course, and run in less than 45 minutes because I didn't believe I'd come anywhere near last year's time.
I ran the entire course and set a new personal best. "Never say never." I did come near last year's time and beat it by 35 seconds.
Before you believe you'll never reach your goal, never be able to accomplish a dream or perhaps even never be allowed to dream about what you can accomplish; remember, "Never say never."
Celebrate what you have already accomplished, determine what you wish to accomplish in the short term and make a plan, and keep your eye on the goal. Before you know it you'll be celebrating even more successes. You'll discover what you capable of and not limit yourself by what you believe you can't become. NEVER SAY NEVER!
Looking forward to hearing about your celebrations, Spark Friends!