I was hanging out at Starbucks with my son when he casually showed me information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon coming up in November.
I don’t have a clue where it came from, maybe it was the good coffee, but out of my mouth I blurted, “I wonder if I could do something like that?”
Ya say what?
Did I say that?
Lord help me the idea was already having a party in my brain, daring me to do what I had never done before, pushing myself beyond where I have ever been pushed.
Do I dare?
Am I nuts?
We spend far too much time scared to death to take a risk, to reach beyond where we have reached before.
For fear we might fail?
Yes, I understand that I may work my tail off for the next 11 months and not even be able to finish the race, but honestly, what is the worst thing that can happen?
I might get off that bench I have been sitting on for years now?
I might lose some weight?
For crying out loud. I am 49 years old. If not now, then when?
About the time I started to doubt myself, wondering if I have the courage to start training for something like this, my son sent me a text message. It simply said, “If I have to carry you on my back, you are finishing.”
While training on the hills near my home today, I kept hearing my son’s voice encouraging me, and I knew. It is time for me to be willing to take a chance…
How about you?
What are you ready to take a chance on this year?