Saturday, September 22, 2012
*CHAR SHARES* There Is No Try
We all say it..."well, at least I am trying!"
But, we are not TRYING - we are DOING. If you are running that race or that training run. It's DOING, not TRYING.
As many of you know, I have been plagued with fatigue/heavy legs for the past 6 months. Only until 2 1/2 weeks ago, did I find my answer. But, my legs are still tired. Not as tired, but for 6 months I unknowingly fatigued my legs. Hard to say, how long it will take to recover, especially since I am still in training for races. Yet, with every run, my legs feel better.
During those races and training runs, where I felt I was running in cement and couldn't move another 1/10 of a mile, I kept reminding myself...DO THIS. Yes, it was very disappointing to see some of my Finish Times, and to know I didn't run my best. But, I did it. I ran those Half's, Full's, 5k's, etc. The point is getting it DONE, not always the end result.
I have seen runners (including myself) win Overall, Age Division and even get PR's and say, "not sure how that happened, I wasn't feeling it today"
But, have an 'A' race, where everything clicks and you know it - that is a race for the ages.
Next time you catch yourself saying, "At least I am trying!"
Change it to
"I am DOING it!"
Because you are, we are. One foot in front of the other is DOING it, it's not trying to do it.
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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