Kale Trail Update
I did it…I secured our spots in the Women’s Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, Fla. Training is one thing…renting a condo is another, (built in vacation if we freaked out and didn’t run) but paying for our spots was a financial and emotional commitment. I felt excited and nervous as if something wonderful was happening. As I began to fill in the form for the race, my faithful companions Insecurity and Doubt showed up and began telling me, “You can’t do this, You aren’t a runner.”
As I pressed on, filling in my address and shirt size, Insecurity and Doubt became louder and more belligerent, fearing they were losing the battle. “You know you can’t do this. Why even try, only to be disappointed?”
As I filled in my credit card number and expiration date they were positively shouting, “What are you doing??? You can’t run a half marathon. You have never done anything like this.”
As I clicked send, submitting my forms and payment for my first half marathon, I knew in my heart that something had changed because I felt it lift. I acknowledged Insecurity and Doubt, thanked them for coming and let them know that they were no longer needed. Just because they showed up didn’t mean that I needed to hang out with them. I was too busy, I have a half marathon to train for.
Fear can restrain us from experiencing life. I don’t want to miss out. Becoming vegan has helped me find my voice, my inner athlete, and a strength and curiosity I didn’t realize I had. This reaches far beyond food and I am really loving it. Have you had a similar experience? Please share. I would love to hear from you.
Have a delicious day.