Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blessings & Inspiration

Yesterday I received a wonderful gift, that I had no idea would help me today. My sweet Friend Margene from Believing It's Possible is Half the Battle sent me an awesome gift. It was a rock......But not just any rock. Check out her post on how she gathered this special stone...

Today I needed to get on the Treadmill and run a 5k. I have to tell you that I was not very inspired.....I mean I was REALLY REALLY not inspired to get on that thing. I was really sore from last nights workout, I went to bed too late and did not get all of my sleep and frankly, I wanted to play hooky today and just forget about it.

But here's the deal. I'm training. Training for a 1/2 Marathon, something I've never done before and I need all the training I can get. I really don't have any days that I can skip. I don't have time to waste!!

So as I was wandering around my home, looking for a little inspiration, my eyes fell upon my rock and I remembered my dear Friend, who really sacrificed herself to give me that rock.  She pushed hard to reach a goal and made it ~ all the while lugging rocks in her pocket!!!

My rock inspired me to do the same thing. So I got on my treadmill and did my 5k, running all the way without stopping. Because if my Friend can do hard things....So can I!!
Take a look at my inspiration....

I can do hard things....Can you?

Keep focused!!


  1. Wow!! I just hopped over to her blog to check it out. Thanks for the link. This is fantastic. I really love this wonderful story about the rocks and how it has motivated you!!

  2. If we have any hope of reaching our goals, we must do hard things. So many of us fail because we cannot push on through tiredness, stress, or some hunger. We give in and give up. No more of that for us - right? Be careful out there today.

  3. That is such a fantastic story! That rock is more than a rock!

  4. I read that story and just loved it!!! Isn't Margene the best? And so are you! I'm so excited for you and the progress you're making. Keep on keepin' on my friend!!!

  5. YOU ROCK!!!! Good job on your running. I'm so touched that my rock helped you. We can do hard things!! I can't wait for your 1/2 marathon... it's gonna be SO COOL!! Wish I could be there!!

    Take care
    Love and hugs!

  6. Yay for finding your motivation today! :) I have a "Glory Wall" where I've hung all my medals and race bibs. In particular, I have my marathon medal - I'll never go that far again, I ended up with injuries because of it, but I DID it. Makes any other workout I'm doing at the time seem like so little! ;)

  7. Margene is so sweet! wow! That was so nice of her!!!
    YES! I can do hard things! You can too!!!!
    Have a pretty day!