You Can’t Feel the Finish Line If You Don’t…

Bring on that finish line baby!

It’s hot. Really hot. I wish that I could run in any kind of weather and kick ass. Unfortunately, I let the weather win sometimes.

Today, the weather won again. It was hot and humid. I was not impressed. But I tried to run anyway.

The first time I stopped was for Bandit to take a poo.

The second time I stopped because I told myself that I couldn’t do it…it was hot and gross.

But then I heard a loud noise and saw a kid take off running. Holy cow, did I just witness a B and E? (breaking and entering via Dane Cook’s terminology). Without even thinking, I took of sprinting. Absolutely sprinting. I don’t think I’ve ever ran that fast in my life. And I don’t even know what I would have done if I caught the dude….

But I didn’t have to worry about that because once I came flying around the corner I saw the kid walking back to his dad…who was holding a wiffle ball in his hand. Good thing I didn’t yell anything obnoxious as I was sprinting toward what I thought was a robber. Even more of a good thing that it ended up being some quality father and son time and not a B and E.

The third time I stopped for a bathroom break at the house and I reminded myself of the quote I re-tweeted earlier today: “You can’t feel the finish line if you don’t start the run.”

I applied it to myself in a different way…you won’t get better if you keep giving up. You won’t get better if you keep telling yourself that you need a break at every corner, every other house, every stoplight. You have to keep going. Just go until you can’t fight the pain any longer. But before you stop, make you sure you ask yourself…is this a phyiscal or emotional weakness that is holding me back?

Today, it was emotional weaknesses holding me back. Today, I struggled. But today I was also one more run closer to crossing the finish line to my goals.

Much love,
Ashley

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