Two posts in one week.
That hasn't happen in a LONG time
For the first time in my running life, I am mentoring someone else as they begin their journey into running, as part of the Zooma/HEB Texas Girlfriends Program. We are nearing the end of our program as the Zooma Half Marathon race is only weeks away (March 31st to be exact) and I have so many thoughts I want to share with this wonderful, most awesome running group.
Most importantly, YOU are a gift to ME. I am the blessed one. You may think I am teaching you about running, but really, it is you teaching me about life......
picking yourself up when you are feeling down,
and digging deep even when you don't want to
You have reminded me of WHY I need
running so badly in my life
an avenue for me to let *things* go
to laugh hysterically on the trail
(no, I haven't cried on any group runs *this* year- ha!)
to embrace this body of mine
to love what is mine
Ladies, as race day approaches oh so quickly, I want you to let go of what you think race day should look like. Let go of how fast you think you should go. Let go of the worries of ALL THOSE HILLS on the course. Let go of how you think you *look*. Do not let YOU be the one holding you back.
Enjoy this day. You have earned it and I am so freaking proud of each and every one of you. As I told Carmen (my mentee), we are going to walk/run and maybe even dance our way to the finish line. Pinkie promise swear. You and me baby- I'm not leaving your side!
Thank you Zooma, for allowing ME to be part of this most fantastic program.