HOW MUD can make you large
This weekend I joined a group of amazing women in the mud! When I was asked to be part of the team for the Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run, I was very reluctant. The barriers started to go up....I'm not a runner. I'm not sure about the mud, I'm not strong enough to tackle the obstacles. I'm too old for this. What if I hold the team back? What if I hurt myself? My head was filling with "what ifs" and "I'm nots" like there was no tomorrow and WORSE....I was beginning to believe it! Fear of the unknown brings forth all kinds of emotions, judgments, expectations, excuses and doubts for almost all of us at some time or another. Embrace it! That inner voice is not always wrong but also examine it because it is at the juncture of doubt, fear, examination and choice that you get a glimpse of a very special gift; EMPOWERMENT! You can choose to say no because it doesn't feel right and you know you will have absolutely no regrets when you say "Thank you anyway, not for me" OR you can look your small self right in the eye and say, zip it up....I can do this...it's time to live large! As I put on my Dirty Girl Shoes the morning of the race to join Sue, my best friend of 40 years and our fellow teammates, I won't lie, I was nervous as hell and I heard the "live your life small and safe" voice saying "GIRL you are nuts, what are you thinking, can you back out? My reply was...
TAKE ME TO THE MUD!
8/17/2014 01:47:25 pm
Very Cool!! Looks like a blast!!
8/17/2014 02:47:25 pm
What fun you had...it showed on your face even covered in mud. Next year get a team and call it the MudQuest Yogis....hahaha
8/17/2014 02:57:31 pm
MudQuesters.....kind of like it...ALOT! Thanks Deb and Sara! It truly was alot of fun...what was I so worried about? LOL
8/17/2014 03:12:02 pm
It was said that we are only confined by the walls we build within ourselves. Being vulnerable and embracing fear by standing in our power and allowing courage to come in reminds us that fear is temporary but regret is forever! You did a fantastic job and what beautiful energy you brought to your teammates. Blessed we were!
8/17/2014 03:21:39 pm
Beautifully stated Krista! "We are only confined by the walls we build within ourselves!" SO TRUE! I want to thank you also, Your blanket of support was felt by each and every one of us on the team.
8/18/2014 06:38:47 am
It was so great to meet you girls and hear your stories. Your blog here says it all..I make too many excuses..Maybe next year I'll get muddy with the rest of you instead of just being the Peanut Gallery, before (as I was told) I can't anymore.
8/18/2014 08:48:03 am
Hi Pat, It was great to meet you too and YES YES YES, I would be thrilled and honored to have you on our team. The key word is TEAM...I think you would look extra beautiful dressed in mud! To next year!
9/15/2014 03:29:38 am
Yay!!! You go sisters!!! That looks like a blast!! Let me know when the next one comes up!! xoxoxoxo Way to go BIG!!!
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