It all began in the bathroom! I became a runner in the bathroom!!!
I try to run every day – at least 1 mile and on good days 3+ miles!
It started out small. I watched a Ted Talk where a gentleman encouraged viewers to add one itty bitty change to something you already do. Go pee – Do one push-up! He got up to 80+ push-ups a day! It Was Simple and Effective. It worked for me too when I was at home a lot – and not so much in public bathrooms.
But it started something within me because the running followed!
Someone – To this day I do not know who – ordered two magazines for me- A Woman’s magazine that featured Barbara Streisand on the cover. And the other magazine was a Runner’s magazine!
I put the Runner’s Magazine in the bathroom!
I know this is TMI however it’s worth sharing because it changed my life and perhaps it can change yours too!
I’m always in a rush but when I sat… and began reading I was moved by the stories – a group of runners who ran in the streets of Chicago, A woman in Africa who ran 8 miles a day to get to work to save money, tips on warming up before a run by spelling the alphabet with your feet, the best rated running gear…you name it – if it has to do with running this Runner’s magazine has it!
I have bad knees and it saddened me when my knees began to hurt. I didn’t give up. I ran until they hurt, then walked until they stopped then ran again! Sometimes I walked more than ran but each day I read more I ran more!!! I am so blessed to be able to run three miles without stopping!
The pencil drawing came about after I attended a training through the Cedar Hills Hospital Professional Events – The topic was art therapy – it moved me too! I will share more but for now I am hoping this little bit of life experience will move you too!
I encourage you to add one itty bitty thing to something you already do! To find a favorite read to inspire and yes put it in the bathroom!!! And dare to draw about it or sing about it – but do it – while you can – because you can!!!
I still wonder who did it – who ordered these two magazines for me – I would love to know because it seems to have changed my life – I would love to say thank you to you! If it was you who is reading this now – My heart thanks you!!!