The loudest and most meaningful cheer that you will ever hear comes from within yourself .
(p.s...I googled it and it seems I may be the first to think of this one...if I'm wrong let me know...if I am correct -get me a copyright lawyer!!lol)
I did my first long run after not running for 6 weeks. It was difficult and reminded me of how much mental strength running calls for. As I hit the trail part of my run, I started telling my runner friends some of my thoughts...ha ha! Now, these thoughts can be uplifting, crazy, spontaneous, awkward, unusual or funny. Running kind of unleashes the thoughts....bystanders beware! In all seriousness though, many of the thoughts and ideas are things that I just wouldn't be able to think of in a day because there is so much clutter, so much going on. Running frees me of my clutter and helps me to think more clearly, it gives me more focus, it allows me to tap into the part of myself that I love the most.
The quote above is what I said to myself when I heard my friends giving me 'inspirational words' to keep moving and not to quit. I loved them for doing it but I knew the most important words were going to come from myself. I needed my cheer to be louder. I couldn't believe how 6 weeks could dull my cheer for myself as much as it did. It takes practice over a consistent period of time doing the things that make you your best AND being able to acknowledge and accept having to get rid of those things that don't. That is what I feel makes your own cheer louder
and this is my blog so tough if you don't agree. Many things can muffle it, some things mute it totally. The question is what will you allow and how will you get your cheer back?
- What makes you feel your best? Being organized, running, laughing, and spending 'quality' time with my family. I hate feeling rushed and cluttered. I feel the running is always first because it allows me to clear my head so I have the patience and ability to spend the 'quality' time with them. Otherwise, I am running around like a chicken without a head.
- What tests your 'cheer' or confidence in your self? New things, scary things...getting back into running, speaking up to someone that I'm afraid to confront, raising my kids and being confident with how I am doing it because you don't get a rewind button...I could go on and on. These things are why I keep forcing myself into those types of situations. I feel if you don't, you won't know your potential....it would make Annette a dull girl...and I'm not to fond of dull. ;)
- What things get in the way of what you truly want or muffles your cheer? Okay for me...not enough sleep, not being organized, not getting enough sleep (can you tell I'm tired?), being around people that aren't positive for me, not eating my best.
What about you??