Sunday, January 13, 2013
At the beginning of BLC 21, my team was challenged to do a fitness test. Exercises to exhaustion plus a timed run.
I was nervous! I thought of this quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?
- Marianne Williamson
It's a quote that applies to more than just fitness. I've always shied away from being noticed, even if that meant doing less than my best.
Quick story: When I was in kindergarten, someone each day had to pull a random challenge from the jar and do it in front of the class. I pulled "Count as high as you can until the teacher says stop." I kept counting until I felt everyone's eyes on me... then I pretended to forget 100. The teacher could tell, corrected me, and made me keep going.
So I will challenge myself to be my best, regardless of what people think.
Fit test results:
1 mile: 8:57
I will keep getting more fit!