You would think hearing these things on the daily from a loved one, a teacher, "friends", complete strangers would get me down. I'm not going to lie it did and sometimes does. I would go into myself and hide. I would believe these comments and truly believe I wasn't capable of doing anything. I would amount to nothing and I would become all the horrible things that these people had said. My saving grace was doing something for me. I tried out for cheerleading in 11th grade even though others said I was to fat and I wouldn't get on the squad. THEY WERE WRONG!!
That one defining moment showed me that I was capable of anything.
I have always followed the beat of my own drum. I have done things in my own pace and haven't gone along with the crowd unless I wanted to. I didn't listen to the nay sayers because they have been wrong and you know what if it didn't work out, then I would find a different way. This topic has come up because people have tried to tear me down when I told them I signed up for a FULL marathon. This is some of the feedback I got....Really, do you think you can do that? Aren't you a little out of shape for that? That's really far, maybe you should just stick with your halfs and get better and then do the full. I won't lie it totally tore down my accomplishments. It made me doubt myself. It made me feel sad but then I was like:
Why was I letting them steal my thunder. Nobody I mean nobody knows what I am capable of besides me. If I think I can do it, then damn it I'm going to do it. Truth is yes I have doubts, and I get scared but then I go and do this:
(tank top: thread eleven)
17.2 miles...whoot whoot...who the hell does that..this crazy girl does and you know what I wasn't sore after and I didn't feel defeated. I felt bad-ass! Yes, bad-ass, because not only am I proof that what you put your mind to you can accomplish I proved it to myself. I am stronger than those ney-sayers, I am stronger than yesterday, I am stronger than my insecurities, I can do anything.
I may not be the fastest, I may not be the fittest, I may not even run the whole damn thing because yes I do need to walk occasionally but it's what works for me.
Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Tell them to suck it and prove them wrong.