My mentor mentioned to me the other day that he thinks I don't give myself enough credit. That I accomplish things and say "oh, anyone could do that." So on my run I started realizing what this race really represents to me. It will be at the tail end of my 4th year in DC. Since moving here I have made some great friend, I have pushed and challenged myself, and I have proven that I can stick through tough situations in order to reach my goals. My first year here was pretty brutal, but I made it through. Now I have friends I can call when my laundry machine breaks and I'm leaving town in less than 24 hours and have no clean clothes (thx keosha) or those friends that I can have a great meal or happy hour with, or watch college basketball with, or go for runs or swims with and feel perfectly at home. Its hard trying to make a life for yourself...and I'm actually proud of how far I've come!
So I walked into the gym standing tall and feeling proud...and then Abu reminded me through my training session that I have a long way to go. That's the thing...its not so much that I think "anyone can do this." I just know "I can do better" and "I can be more". So here is to a week full of great workouts and continuing to progress!
Love you all! send love, pennies, powersongs!