Following a longer than normal training route for the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon, my thoughts were on just one thing…
“I am never, Ever, EVER, getting out of this bubble bath. I am staying here FOREVER.”
Unfortunately, one by one, all of my bubbles popped. The water got cold, and I was starting to look a bit like a shriveled prune. As it turned out, I couldn’t get lunch delivered in there either, so my thoughts began to wander back through my day and how often that those things we need seem to come when we need them the most.
Okay, rewind a few hours here… (grin)
I was a little over 3 miles into a 4 mile power walk through a very hilly area. My son had passed me multiple times and back again. I kept thinking about the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.
Let me tell you something. I aint no hare!
Where was I now?
I am looking up the last leg of the route and I am sure I am fixin’ to die. I keep reminding myself that the dang tortoise just wouldn’t quit, but I was also wondering if that tortoise ever thought of puking on the side of the road.
I really, Really, REALLY wanted to stop, maybe call a cab for a ride home, ya know?
And then this text message comes through, interrupting my music and my “stinkin thinkin”.
“I know I can… I know I can…” (Thank You Snerdey!)
All the way up that hill, I couldn’t get The Little Engine That Could out of my head. I was chanting the dang thing over and over again.
And ya know what?
I finished what I set out to do today.
Ya know why?
Those things we need, really do seem to come when we need them the most.
P.S. A special shout out to all my friends who are participating in day six of the V7N 30 Day Blog Challenge. I know you can do it!