I know… I know… I’ve sort of abandoned my blog a little, I promise I won’t do it again… Promise
This morning while I was getting my morning coffee, someone asked me a simple enough question – What did you do this weekend? The conversation went like this…
Person – What did you do this weekend? Miss Thing???
Me – Well, went to the movies, did my long weekend run, went for a walk (simple enough answer right?)
Person – Well, how long is a long run exactly?
Me – 11 Miles (I said this with a smile)
Person – How much do you run on a given week, take this past week as an example? (at this point I started doing my mental math…)
Me – Well… Let me see… Hmmm…. (calculating in my mind)… 26 miles this week, and I did do a 45 mile bike ride as well
Person – Oh my God, sweetie, I think I would just pass out in 100 yards
This morning I realize that what I do and what I train for is impressive, just seeing her reaction this morning told me that. The little things that I think are insignificant, are really not THAT little.
Now I want to back track to May. I had a little ‘Come to Jesus’ moment. When I realized that yes I work out a lot, but I was eating garbage. It didn’t matter how much I worked out, how many miles I logged, I was never going to get rid of the excess weight I had. (Not going to lie, vanity did play a big part in the ‘Come to Jesus’ moment). A friend of mine put me in contact with her cousin, who had started going to a boot camp. I had an epiphany when I signed up and was given an eating plan. I had to change my lifestyle, change what I ate and how I ate it. Once I did that it all clicked. Not going to say that it’s easy… But again it’s the little things. Like swapping out white rice for brown. Sometimes saying NO isn’t easy to do, but again it’s the little things.
Yaya used to say, “La vida esta llena de poquitos” (Life is full of little things)… So it’s all about the little things and the realization that Rome wasn’t built in a day. But in the changing of all the little things, big things materialize… I’ve signed up for a couple of Olympic & International distance triathlons… Next January I’ll run my 2nd Full Marathon… And I’m commiting to train for a 1/2IM in 2013.
So yes, it’s the little things that add up and make something great! Sometimes we need to find the greatness within ourselves without having someone else point it out.
Celebrate the greatness that comes in the little things…