As I was struggling today (and man, was I ever struggling), I kept saying these words over and over to myself--Live the Life You've Imagined. I found this little plaque in a store one day and realized that those words are my life mantra. It sits on my bedside table as a reminder to keep pushing myself and to keep growing and taking myself out of my comfort zone.
And so, at 44, I do imagine my life having running races and duathlons and maybe even a sprint triathlon in it. Interestingly, I am not striving to be the winner but instead willing to take the dose of humility to finish when I do. It scares me to death--so much so that I slept only about two hours last night because I was so nervous--but showing up and doing it is where I want to be right now at this point in my life.
I couldn't love these two any more than I do. Dale spray painted their shirts early this morning as a surprise. So cute. My heart is so full. And my legs are TIRED!