Thursday, September 15, 2011

Watch Out World, We Bustin Out!!

As some of you may know, but most of you do not, one of the small victories I’ve had this year is I’ve become a runner. 
Yes, FOR PLEASURE. (I know right, pure insanity.) 

I hated running.

With a fiery passion, I couldn’t stand even the thought of running. 
But in May of this year, I stood in front of a treadmill and decided I had enough. I would no longer be beat by convincing myself out of “wrong thinking” attitude about what I am capable of; so I said a little prayer asking God for strength and I ran 2 solid miles the first day. (Yeahhh boy!!) 

Several months later, I’m happily averaging 4 miles or so when I run, which is GREAT compared to ANYTHING I ever thought I would be able to accomplish!! & To be honest, I was pretty comfortable with what I was doing. I was satisfied.

I recently joined a new gym in my area and decided to take a class they have called " Tread and Shred" (Basically a running version of the royal-kick-in-the-bum-death-cycling Spin class) . I was unsure of what to expect and I hopped onto the treadmill last night and was placed next to a female marine. Oh yes, competitive side arising!
We ran 30 minutes straight, mainly on 8-9 mph ( I had only been averaging 6-6.3 MAX!) So I was needless to say, A HOT MESS! But I was doing it! How in the world?!... I have never ran at that pace, in those intervals, and for that duration EVER.
Don't get it twisted ya'll, it wasn't a breeze!!!
Yet there I was, placed right next to someone who kept hollering over to me, " You CAN do this!! You CAN DO THIS!!" And I did, I pretty much owned that treadmill!!

My blogs won't always be about pushing, stretching, and thriving; but it's hard to avoid the topic when I feel like that is what life is all about.
So today I personally challenge all of you who are in a comfort zone with who you are, what you have accomplished, to up your game; Because I KNOW you CAN. As much as we complain about people putting us in a "box" we often do the same things to ourselves. What box are you putting yourself in? Don't be afraid to bust out and proclaim, "Watch out world, I'm not done yet!!" Believe you are capable of greater things than what you've settled for.



  1. I am forever motivated. I am going to wake up with a new attitude of I can do it and I will.

  2. Love this. Seriously. So encouraging. Inspirational. Motivating. :o)