Thursday, May 10, 2012

Because I Can

Lately I’ve been getting some looks…and some comments.

They have to do with my aggressive race schedule….otherwise known as “Heather signs up for everything!”

I get the looks that say:
“Don’t hurt yourself”

I get shakes of the head…people saying:
”Another one?”
“What did you sign up for now?”

Most people mean well. I have a wonderful support system full of people who are proud of me.
But very few actually “get it”.

When I was grossly overweight, I physically couldn’t do the things I do now.

And there was I time when I told myself I couldn’t. I remember HATING to run so much in high school that I would just walk when we were supposed to run. I simply didn’t think I could do it.

We “mind f*ck” ourselves so much.
We tell ourselves we can or can’t do things and we believe it. I’m through with that. I’m through believing I can’t do things.

I spent the majority of my life telling myself I can’t and believing it…now that I realize that, in fact, I can, I don’t want to limit myself and I never want to stop.

I’m going to run 10 half marathons in 2012. I’m going to do a sprint triathlon this September. I’m going to do a Ragnar before I turn 40. I’m going to run the LA Marathon next year.

Because I can.

~HKS 5/10/2012


  1. I think most people who respond like that are feeling threatened because they're not putting themselves out there like you are. My goal this year is 12 half marathons in 2012. I've done 4 so far. 8 to go. Best of luck to you!