This morning I ran a 5k with my son. At 8:30am it was already 83 degrees with 100 percent humidity and since I only like to run outside when the weather is perfect, I was a bit out of my element.
Thank goodness my son wanted to run, because otherwise, forget it! I would have stayed at home in the A/C on my treadmill. However, my workout wouldn’t have been nearly as rewarding!
Guess what? I won the race! Actually I didn’t really win the race in the traditional sense, but I did win because I jumped out of my comfort zone.
This 5k was my son’s first. Of course I think he did fantastic, but you know how competitive some people can be. I shared that this race wasn’t about beating other people but rather pushing ourselves further out of our comfort zone so we experience improvement. Isn’t that what life is about as well; racing against ourselves so we continue to grow and learn. Sometimes, we fall but as long as we get back up we never fail.
I think he understood, but you know how teenagers are! Anyway, I learned that I need to re-shift my thinking. This journey towards helping as many people as possible unfolds as it is supposed to as long as I don’t push it so hard. What do I mean by pushing too hard: well, when you allow basic self-care to move down the priority list. I did that, I was pushing myself so hard that I wasn’t working out, or eating as healthy as I like. My tummy started hurting and the scale started inching up. I am working hard to implement and implement fast, but today I learned something; my body mind and soul are to be nourished first otherwise my movement will be built on some shaky foundation.
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