“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells, ‘CAN’T', but you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper ‘can’. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.”
That quote was posted on my wall on Facebook, and I really like it. It goes really well with today’s post also!
We have a trail in our community called Mt. Peak, or Pinnacle Peak, as it is also known. It’s a 1,000′ elevation gain, and one mile to the top; yep, you guessed it…straight up and then straight down! Quite a workout, and one that is well known for getting you in shape and finding out what you’re made of!
There is one regular I see there who goes up in the morning. He has a pack on his back, but instead of the actual pack, he’s taken that out and bungie-corded a bucket to the frame and filled it with rocks and bricks. He looks spent only 1/4 of the way up, about ready to quit. But he doesn’t quit; he keeps on going, obviously in pain but determined to achieve his goal.
I am always in awe of him, and it always reminds me to never give up, no matter how tired/exhausted/achey/bord I am with my routine!
So I have to pause and ask myself; what am I made of? Am I determined, hard-wired, capable, and willing to do whatever it takes? Or am I going to let fatigue and cramps sideline me? Even if it feels like I’m carrying a bucket full of bricks on my back, am I going to give up and walk home?
HELL TO THE NO!
I believe, with all my heart, that I can go the distance, run the race, and finish with flying colors; because after all, the little voice in my head that says CAN’T will soon be saying CAN!