Someday I won’t be able to do the running long jump, today is NOT that day!
I’ve always had a mental block with this jump. I think it’s the scratch line that freaks me out, but it could very well be the fear of sucking that messes with my mind too. Whatever the reason, I decided it was high time that I face this issue head on. There were quite a few people circling the track around me on this beautiful evening. Old thoughts die hard and I felt self conscious at first; I pushed past that ridiculousness pretty quick and moved on to the bigger issue of my inhibitions. I started with a couple extremely weak attempts and then began taking myself seriously~ after all someday I will no longer be able to do this! Even though I was scratching by 2-3 feet, it felt fantastic to finally let go. Not one to give up, I stayed until I reached my modest goal of 12 feet without scratching. Carde Hayward is on point with this quote, “Never underestimate the giddy feeling of empowerment from reaching a goal, even a little one.” I was so energized from this accomplishment that I ran home with what felt like twice the speed that I had running there.
Today was energizing!