Hot diggity, I love this course!
This month in Scroll V, we’re reading about living each day as if it’s our last. “First, I seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself upon the sand. I waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?”
This week in the Franklin Makeover, I was looking for courage, and found a few examples, but when I awoke this morning, I realized that I had lived Scroll V and exemplified courage myself yesterday, and it combined to make one of the best days I’ve had in a long, long, time!
I started doing 5K’s in 2012 as another way to get off the danged couch and move! (I don’t run – foot problem). My best friend went with me – then others have joined along the way, so each month we have 2 to 6 in our group. Last year we added some 10K’s and this coming April 9- a Half Marathon! My goal is to do a Marathon before the end of March, 2017 – so I need to giddyup!
Anyway – yesterday was the Mardi Gras 5K. There were four of us on a clear, cold, Kansas City morning – thankfully sunshine and no wind, so the 29 degree start time temperature wasn’t bad at all ! 🙂
Here’s why I love MKMMA : I NEVER – – and I mean NEVER in a million years would have drawn attention to myself at any time, for any reason. Yesterday, I was in a costume that apparently was a stand-out, because every time I passed someone with a camera, it was pointed at me – and I had a blast! I didn’t look away, or try to hide behind someone else – I posed, I smiled, I waved, and shook my shillelagh bells (know- I’m mixing the holidays – but who cares? Not me!).
I was not self-conscious, I wasn’t worried about my size or how people were negatively judging me – because they weren’t! Every mile marker we received beads and the folks passing them out all told me how they loved my look. I listened to my ipod, I walked fast and with confidence – I waved, laughed, thanked the volunteers as I passed, and ended up with one of my best times ever!
I did have a creepy, old blueprint thought – that I was so “out there” because I had on a mask – but wait – – I didn’t have a mask when I decided to dress up. I didn’t have a mask when I made the costume, so, I’m not taking delivery on that thought! It was me – and my friends – slicing off a piece of clear, cold, winter morning – feeling alive – being in the moment, and loving the experience!
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Nancy O…WELL DONE! I love this post…thanks for sharing! and YAY with the run/walk, the honesty and having a GREAT Day !
Thanks, Debbie! I appreciate you stopping by!