May 26, 2012 by Sarah
It’s four more sleeps before the big reveal and I’m burning the candle at both ends trying to get stuff done. In between finalising my design schemes and working with hubby to get the website up (it’s looking amazing btw!), I’ve also been fitting in a weekend visit from my beautiful ma.
To add to the craziness, we thought it would be a good idea to sign up to a series of runs across Auckland. This morning, at the crack of dawn, we ran our second race. I’ve never been a huge fan of running — in fact I’ve tried to avoid it for most of my 30 years. And over that time I’ve convinced myself that me and my dutch bottom are simply not built to run. As I’ve got older, it’s become a mind game that I’m determined to overcome. I want to do it purely because I think I can’t. And the more I do it, the more I prove to myself that those little voices saying ‘I can’t’ aren’t the voice of reason or truth.
So when I was running up those countless hills today, and I’d hear a voice screaming ‘this is bloody uncomfortable’ and ‘maybe you should just stop’, I kept thinking…Nup. I can trick you. I know I can do this. And while it might feel like I can’t, the truth is I can — and I did. My 30 Day Challenge will be no different. Leaving the race today I walked past a sign with these wee words of wisdom from Paul Tergat: Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually ‘yes’.