Thoughts : our bodies are capable of amazing things
Don't ever let your mind tell you that you cannot do something!!
Today Mr G surprised me with the suggestion that I enter a local 13km race in the town of Dundrum. I can probably count on both hands how many times I have ran since my marathon three years ago and I certainly haven't ran at all in recent months! It wouldn't be the first time that he has tried to persuade me to run and his protestations that I used to love running normally go ignored.
My depression, my negative mind came up with countless reasons as to why I couldn't race today: you haven't ran in a long time, you have trained for this, what if you come last or worse don't finish, what about those extra 20lbs you now carry through inactivity, you aren't strong enough, you'll give up and then think of the shame.
Meanwhile, whilst my thoughts were on 'send' double-time I was physically putting one foot in front of the other, walked up to a registration desk, completed a short form, pinned a race bib and timer to my chest and made my way to the start line. 'What the fuck am I doing?' The race horn sounds and off I go.
13.2km later I cross the finish line in complete shock! It may have only been the 'Gr8 Dundrum run' but to me it was so much moore than that. It's that I managed to ignore the negativity, the bully, the endless criticism in my head. My body is capable of amazing things and my soul seriously shined bright! Have massive post-race endorphins right now and who wouldn't after having raced 1000 other awesome souls along the breathtaking Murlough Beach today 🙏🏼