Those three words are what I whisper during the last few miles of a 35 mile ride that feels like it will never end, or while running up a big hill at 6am. It helps motivate me and basically reassures me that no matter what I can make it through.
Lately though I feel like I’ve been using my little motto just in everyday life; ie- I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with things I’ve got going on and things I’ve willingly committed to.
I never want writing to feel like a chore (as it sometimes did at 2am the morning a 10 page paper was due in college) so when things got stressful a few weeks ago, in other areas of my life, I stopped. I was feeling pressured to squeeze in time for writing and that made it not fun.
I’ve been busy and having fun and am still around! In fact I plan to meet up with some other lovely bloggers this weekend for some Half Marathon and Birthday fun!
In other news, my big 75 mile ride is in 11 days!!! I can’t believe how much time I have spent on a bike the past few months. It will be worth it though and I can’t wait to share this experience with all those riding along side me.
Half Marathon training has begun–a bit slower than I had hoped but once my ride is completed I will be able to put full focus on training and getting excited for the Philly Half in November!!
So stick around, you aren’t getting rid of me just yet!
(ps: this is exactly where I will be on Sunday for the ING Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon! Mile 5 – look for me!)