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It’s the little things…

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I know… I know… I’ve sort of abandoned my blog a little, I promise I won’t do it again… Promise ūüôā

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…

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