“The miracle isn’t that I finished.
It’s that I had the courage to start.”
— John “The Penguin” Bingham
I admit it. I’m a wannabe. I’ve always had a life created in my head that has never matched what I’m actually living. For example, I’ve always wanted to be organized and have a simple, welcoming home. As you know, I’m working on Operation Simplify to help me reach that goal. I’ve also always wanted to be a good cook…. and well, it’s getting there. I’m getting a little more adventurous, but definitely need to invest some more time. I always cook more in the fall and winter, so I’m hoping to tackle that goal during that time frame.
But one of my secret, most hidden desires, has always been to be a runner. I’ve gone so far before as to buy special running shoes. One of my favorite books of all time is a running book. I’ve subscribed to runner’s blogs, eagerly following the trials and tribulations of others who have the willpower to do what I do not. I’ve gone through spurts where I actually did run, and not just read about it. And it was wonderful. I felt so free and energized and healthy…. and then for some unknown reason, I quit.
Well, it’s time to change that. I’m tired of being a wannabe. I have the power to change — why haven’t I? Why can’t I? There is absolutely no reason I need to envy those who lace up their shoes and hit the road, enjoying the freedom of being one with their body. All of my excuses are exactly that….excuses. I need to MAKE this time for myself happen. And if it means getting my butt out of bed a little earier, then that’s what I need to do.
To be honest, I’m frightened to even be typing this. Afraid that I will, as I always do, start off with such grand intentions…and then not follow through. I need you all to hold me accountable! “Operation Runner” is underway!
**A special shout out to my running peeps who are helping guide me on this journey! You guys are awesome, and maybe one day, when I can run longer than five minutes, we can go for a run together!!**