"Its not what you look at, its what you see" Thoreau

"Its not what you look at, its what you see" Thoreau

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Glance back to see where you came from, then focus on ahead!

" No one can whistle a symphony, for it takes a whole orchestra to play it" Luccock

As the end of the year approaches, I challenge you to take a look at all that you have achieved. As I like to compare and metaphor my running to life - it is a wave, it is a hill, rolling hills of up and down...to achieve the easy run of the downhill, you need to be strong enough to make the uphill. The key is to go up the uphill and embrace the strength it brings you.
The Fall is ending and Winter is quickly approaching. And I believe, we are ready for that next challenge! We can look back at the seasons and all that was achieved, all that we persevered through. The trails are always changing, life is always changing, nothing stays the same, always progressing forward in a way that we sometimes have no control over it. But what you do have control over is your ATTITUDE to take it on.

Today as I challenged the girls on their hill workouts, I was laughing at the comments that were made back to me - comments like (from me as they were going down the hill) "Keep loose and bouncy" and back at me from the girls "That's all I am is loose and bouncy" or "I'm calling 911" or the random middle finger that goes up at me. Love it - love how everyone completes the run yet can bring some type of comedy in the toughness!!!

I always have the thought in my head before the group starts - I am going to make you do something that you wouldn't do on your own" and together this group pushes each other to achieve more.

So as the year ends, look back to see where you came from, how you've grown....and then, get excited to see where you can go, what you can do, achieve more than you think .....

"You must do the thing in which you think you cannot" Eleanor Roosevelt.

So, for the new year....what will it be????


  1. Run down hill with no fear!

  2. Thats right Denise and Kris! And we sure had some long downhills to challenge that! You're awesome! Jill ;)