{Inspiration} & Happy Friday

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” ~Satchel Paige


I like this quote.  To me it says something along the lines of just keep keeping on, one foot in front of the other.  And it’s interesting that this strikes such a chord with me today since just the other day I posted about how overwhelmed I am feeling with training for a Half Ironman.  First of all, I received kind words from several people telling me how much they believe in me.  You all rock.   I couldn’t ask for more support folks in my corner if I tried.  So thank you. 

But second of all, I don’t feel that way (overwhelmed and terrified) any more.  Well, at least not for the moment.  I’m certain it will resurface.  Today I feel confident.  I feel like I’m following my training plan and I’m listening to my body and if I’m able to block out tomorrow, the next day and the day after that and instead just focus on today that I can do this.  I can and I will.  One day a time. 

Who knows why I feel this way.  It could be the awesome swims I’ve been having where I no longer feel like I’m going to drown.  It could be how much fun I’ve been having riding Scarlet outside in the sunshine.  Maybe it’s that I ran a solid 6 miles last night without one ounce of pain.  Yeah you heard me.  Six miles…. no pain.  I won’t lie and tell you they were my fastest miles, but honestly, I don’t care right now about speed. I care about running. 

I care about feeling like I can set out to do what I came to do, without pain, without hiccup.  If I believe it, I can be it.  I won’t go on all day thumping my own drum about what I can and will do.  But I will say to you…. read the quote that I started with.  Take it to heart.  And please, whatever it is, find your own way around it.  You can do anything that you set your mind to. I believe in me and I also believe in you. I have to because we are what matters! Happy Friday!!

The crew team, believing in themselves last night during my run.

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