I pulled my hood up over my head and it wouldn't stay as the wind just brought it down, but I began my little chant "I can do this - It's not so hard - I've done this before". I was about five houses down when I realized that I was going to FREEZE and DIE! So I turned around and began jogging back thinking about going straight down to that treadmill. Secretly, I knew I was kidding myself and I would end up NOT running at all that day. Too cold, perfect excuse.
But somehow when I got to my house, I just kept running the other way down the street. Somehow, I kept going and held the hood on my head with one hand. I was thinking I was crazy because more than anyone, I HATE to be COLD!! Amazingly it became tolerable and it's like Heavenly Father took the edge off of the cold for me. It wasn't so bad. I ran a completely different route through residential areas, gravel pathways, paved pathways, up and down streets, and down a back dirt road... until it had been almost 50 minutes and then I allowed myself to get home.
I amazed myself that I persevered. Truth be told, there are many times when I DON'T overcome my obstacles. But when I do... Those are the ones I need to remember!
Those are the only ones that count!!
We have to look for things to boost ourselves up with... because there will always be things to beat ourselves down with. At least that's how I am.
So for yesterday... BOOYA!
Just also wanted to show these cute earrings Sandrelle gave me.
The woven part are hair strands from Takoda.... who will always be my
FIRST HORSE RIDE!