Sunday, November 04, 2012
If you were running or trying any activity that challenged you and you wanted to give up, what would these song lyrics mean to you.....
Settle down and itíll all be cleared
Donít pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear
Trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know your not alone cause I'm gonna make this place your home
By Philip Phillips
For me, it kept me going when I wanted to give up. Today was my second attempt at running 3.2 miles in preparation for our St. Patrick's Day 5K. I ran it this year... barely... so I'm trying to get stronger.
The last half mile was tough today! My thighs were tightening up and the cold air made me feel like I couldn't breathe. I was getting aggravated, I wanted to give up and walk the rest of the way home.
Then this song started playing and it reminded me to take it easy. I've done this before, I can get stronger, it will get easier. All the reasons I tell myself I can't are precisely the reasons I should. I have the power to make my life and my health what I want it to be.
I did finish and a minute less than I did on Thursday.