Story of almost all of my runs. #yearenderrun
"I had an interesting weekend. I was pretty sick and almost didn’t run the half-marathon I had scheduled but decided, hey, worse comes to worst, I have a bad race. The world will keep spinning. So I jumped in the car and headed that way. When all was said and done and I crossed the finish line, I ended up with a personal best in a race that I almost walked away from because I didn’t think I would be at my best. And when I regained composure, settled in a little bit, I had to wonder how many times “almost” has gotten in my way. How many times a simple decision to stop, to not go, or wait for later has changed the outcome of my life. -
Think about how fickle our world is. How these simple decisions to start, to go, to not drop the pen or hit the snooze button, can change everything. And after that race I told myself that I will never get in my own way again. I will do everything in my power to be on the right side of almost. -
The worst outcome is so much better than wondering. And there are moments that we question if it’s worth it, if it matters. But the moments that we remember in life, the things that end up meaning the most to us, they don’t come from almost jumping. They’re born from the recognition that failure will not kill us. And opportunity hides behind mountains of almosts. -
You can do what you’ve always done, or you can go further. You can keep your stories and ideals locked away in your head or you can share them with the world. You can worry about the collapse or you can build.
Be the person 30 years from now, talking, joking with your friends and family about how you almost didn’t go. You almost said no. You almost let your insecurity and doubt get the best of you. But then you took a step back, and you remembered what matters." -
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words by #yourworldwithin #brownrace2017 #lessonsfromrunning