As Lysa Terkeurst explains in one of my favorite books, Made to Crave (a need to read for any woman!), “It is not the ‘how to’ I am missing. It’s the ‘want to’… really [and truly] wanting to make changes and deciding that the results of those changes are worth the sacrifice.”
This particular quote applies to so many areas of life. Today, my thoughts are on running… in particular, running 13.1 (and someday 26.2!!) In the Spring of 2008, I was MOTIVATED and decided to run track as a high school freshman. After lettering on the Varsity team with personal records of 6:34/mile and 2:43/half mile, I fell in love with running. Not because it is exciting (although it is), or because it keeps you in shape (although it does), but because it made me believe in myself.
In Fall of 2010, I was MOTIVATED and signed up for the St. Jude Half Marathon, but by the time the cold weather swept in and race day drew closer and closer, I never ran, and never showed up that day. I was upset that I allowed myself to get unmotivated..
Once again, I was MOTIVATED in September of this year and signed up to run my first half marathon in Nashville, on April 28, 2012. This time, I am determined; I want to stay motivated and run this race with endurance. I can’t give up… I have the how to, for sure. But do I have the “want to”? (or only the want to give a 13.1 sticker a home beside my Phi Mu one?) 🙂
Can I believe in me again?
April 28, 2012.. 146 days from today.
I want to give a BIG congratulations to all the runners who ran in The St. Jude Half or full Marathon today!! Amazing!! Any good tips are appreciated 😉