|My brother's dog, Tank. When he stands up, his eyes |
hit me at about my mid-waist. He's huge!
Most of you probably don't deal with the mountain lion threat, but many of us have obstacles standing between us and the next run. I challenge you to bulldoze your way through those obstacles. Whether they be those 2-3 foot creatures living in our homes, that nasty dog at the end of the block, the darkness of early morning, or thoughts of the day ahead of you. The one thing that has helped me time and time again is, "Don't think, just do." If I tried, I could think of a whole bunch of reasons to stay home. "I'm tired." "I have to much to do today." "My legs aren't up for it." "There might a mountain lion outside my door." But if I just don't think about all of those reasons, and just do it, I get out there and I'm ALWAYS happy that I did, and I'm ALWAYS stronger because I did. There are times during my runs when I feel so stellar that if a mountain lion did cross my path, I imagine taking him down like a sack of potatoes and still finishing my run. What other activity makes you feel like that? If you go on that run, I promise it'll pay you back ten fold. Control your obstacles, don't let them control you. Don't think, just do.
Disclaimer: I do not, in fact, recommend tackling any kind of animal, much less a mountain lion, and taking it down "like a sack of potatoes."
Sidenote: I am purchasing some pepper spray to run with, so you can all stop worrying about me.
(This last bit was added mainly so I don't get worried calls from my mother.)