Monday, April 29, 2013
Both of my fitness role models were each trying to ease me into the idea of adding running back into my life. I refused to hear them. Somewhere along the line, I had convinced myself that I didn't deserve that amazing feeling when you run. I was holding myself back, thinking that I could only walk. They believed in me more than I believed in myself. They could see what I was capable of before I could. In deciding to trust them, my training has just been amped to a whole new level. A level that I didn't not even know I was capable of. What was starting to seem impossible is now coming back into view.
As I was powering through on Thursday night, I started to think about all of my "lessons from soccer"...and how following the beautiful game has changed my perspective on everything. I never played sports. I was never on a team. I have never scored a point in anything. I have never had a coach. But now, as a soccer fan, I am exposed to all of these things and more. I get to see how all of the pieces fit together to create something really special (players, coaches, and staff). If I could sum up this week with one lesson...it would be this..."Allow Yourself to be Coached".