"We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." Maya Angelou
Last night, after returning home from Fargo, I made it a priority to give myself a solid hour to process Saturday's race. I worked through all my emotions and was able to come to peace with the race that I have felt defeated by.
When I finished those grueling 26.2 miles I felt self-pity, disappointment, and a lot of frustration. I was able to smile (for the most part) through these feelings and tried to bury them throughout the weekend, but as I was processing my feelings last night I realized my only failures on Saturday were really in those moments when I allowed myself to feel defeat. Those moments when I told myself 'I wasn't strong enough, my body wasn't capable, my mind was weak, and that I completely sucked'.
Our thoughts have SO much power over us. Negative self talk is a real thing in those dark and lonely moments. I don't deal with it often, but I did Saturday, and in those moments, I was giving up on myself.
This isn't my favorite but one that is completely REAL. Not every race is perfect, and that's okay. But when we are alone in those difficult moments, we've got to have our own backs remind ourselves of the strengths we DO have.
I'm excited to spend my next couple weeks focusing on the good in my life and enjoying all the sunshine, family time and positivity that I can 💙 Even some NY fun and a weekend hiking the Narrows in Zion!
Happy Monday friends - and thank YOU for every kind message and thought sent my way this weekend. I the IG running community SO much😘💜 Thank you!!
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Blessed and fortunate to had the opportunity to be part of @nationalbraillepress#bostonmarathon team this year. Came back home today, from a very long day to find this in my mail: a beautiful and thoughtful Braille thank you letter signed from Joe, Anna and Brian from #nationalbraillepress with a framed photo of me running the @bostonmarathon under the rain ❤️ guys you have no idea how you’ve made a difference, I am the one who is so grateful to had been given the chance to support your cause. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART ♥️ #togetherforward@johnhancockusa@heidyarellano