A few weeks ago I had the privilege to spend a few days with a bunch of beautiful young women at the Flourish Retreat. That in itself is a whole story that I hope to tell soon, but while I was there one of the young girls was about to go for a run. I casually mentioned that I had always wanted to be a runner and she casually said…”then why don’t you run?”
Another time this might not have had the impact on me that it had on that particular day because you see I am getting closer and closer to my sixtieth birthday! That’s right…6-0. I mean, seriously, my life is passing before my very eyes! So, I started running y’all!
Couch to 5K. I remembered a friend telling me that is what she did and I downloaded that sucker into my phone and took off. I do exactly what it says. No more, no less. And guess what? I’m actually running more than I am walking now!
I ran past the lady above on my run today…what an inspiration! (At least I think she is, it did cross my mind that somebody might be looking for her!) But the part I don’t think you can see is that she is wearing Toms! Awesomeness!
I think it is kind of scaring my kids. They are worried I am having a mid-life crisis or something and might do something crazy! You just never know.
Is there something that you have always wanted to do but keep putting off? I can tell you from experience, life goes fast! Very fast! If you are a young whippersnapper and think you have all the time in the world, let me tell you, one day you will be looking through pictures and your grandchildren’s baby pictures are in there with all their parent’s pictures and you are amazed that it all happened so darn fast!
You might not be facing your sixtieth birthday but hey, life is SHORT! Believe me!