We had a good mix of runners and non-runners at my baby shower on Saturday. We got on the topic of running somehow, and one friend mentioned that she’s not really running anymore. She said she “just does the occasional 5k that she can do without training.”
Another friend responded,
“Ummmm…a 5k is my Mt. Everest.”
I love how she put it.
I think we can all probably relate to one of these friends of mine.
Maybe you’re the one who has reached a place where you almost forget how far you’ve come. I know for a fact that this particular friend of mine has lost over 100 pounds and only took up running a few short years ago. Sometimes we get so caught up in training for bigger and better races that it’s easy to lose sight of the enormity of our accomplishments.
Don’t downplay yourself.
Remember that for many people, a 5k is their Mt. Everest.
You have a lot to be proud of.
But maybe you’re the one who is saying, “Yes! A 5k is my Mt. Everest.” Maybe it feels like an unattainable goal. Something you only dream of accomplishing.
I want to challenge you to make it happen. Why? Because I KNOW you can do it. You really can. I don’t care if you’re 100 pounds overweight. Or if you’ve never run a mile in your life.
Stop putting it off. Find a 5k early next year and sign up for it. I don’t care if you don’t feel ready – you will be.
Life is too short to keep saying “tomorrow.”
Now is your time.
Conquer Mt. Everest.
What is the “Mt. Everest” in your life?