Well just one month to go until race day. I had a vacation and started today as scared as I was on day 1. I wanted so badly to reach the 5K mark today. I didn’t have it in my heart ro pump myself up to go for it. But, in true Team Myles fashion I didn’t have to.
I met everyone at the starting point and said my hello’s and some small chat like I usually do. But, that is where my usual ended. I looked around and I was alone in the large group thinking how scared I was when a woman popped up in front of me and said “Hi Nola I am Annette, I am a team myles alumi from 2017 and I am here because of you. Your video inspired me to get back out”. Then she started to cry. When she hugged me I lost it. I thought how could I inspire a total stranger? So much that they get up and move again?. I am just me. I made somw jokes to cheer the mood and pushed it to the way side.
I finiahed my run, thanks to another mentor egging me along and challenging me every step of the way.
When I got in my car to drive home it all hit me like a ton of bricks. People are watching and following me. This was a peraonal challenge for me whwn I started but that is not how I am going to finish it. I cried ALL the way home.
Lesson learned hard core today. Wvwn if you don’t see it threw your eyes your actions can have a big impact on the world around you.