It’s all Lisa Kaminski’s fault. The link to the Warrior Dash race was in an email she sent to me. I clicked on it, and sufficiently intrigued, I decided it was time to become a warrior!
However, with the opportunity to jump over fire, walk a plank and make my way through a mud bog, I cast concern for my knee to the wind.
Normally, in business, I would start asking questions like:
- What’s my objective?
- Will I need help, and if so, who needs to be involved?
- What have I done in the past that has worked, or not worked?
- What might keep me from reaching my goal?
- How will I measure my success?
- What will I do to celebrate?
In this case, I’ll admit I might not have covered all of those, but I did realize that in order to look like a runner and act like a runner, I needed running clothes. I found three shirts in my closet I had just considered donating to Saint Vincent de Paul. They weren’t getting a lot of wear, but were a perfect fit for my “training.” I went, I ran, I jumped.
And, my knee’s not hurting. I put the shirts to good use. I tried something different. I entered a race!
Here’s what I know:
- We already have what we need to accomplish what we want.
- Trying new experiences expands us in ways we may never imagine.
- Fear is a four-letter word. Challenging our fears often reveals them as untrue.
- When you go through a mud bog, you’re going to get muddy. Be prepared!
What lessons have you learned this summer?