Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a saying that he used all season long to motivate the team. The saying: “Why not us?”
I’m stealing that. Because: WHY NOT ME? And for that matter, why not YOU?
Over dinner one night in Nashville, Zoë told me she thinks that I underestimate my running abilities. I think I do and I don’t. I also think the only thing that’s stopping me from getting what I want is myself.
I want a sub-1:50 half marathon.
I recently recalled why I started trying to lose weight last year. I was not/am not “overweight.” But I had/have some extra pounds, and I wasn’t lean like I wanted to be. My reasons weren’t purely about the way I look, m’kay.
I wanted to lose weight to get lighter and leaner for RUNNING. Duhr. Somewhere along the way, though, I got lost. I wandered off in the Land of Fat Loss and forgot all about what direction I’d meant to go.
But I’m back on track. I’m heading for that sub-1:50 half. And why not me? Why not you?
Do you want to run a sub-1:50?
I think this is great! I’m kind of in the same place. I’ve run a 1:52 and want to pull it under the 1:50 mark as well. I’m shooting for sometime in September. I think it can be easy sometimes for people who are faster to say we just aren’t pushing ourselves hard enough (I’m sure she didn’t say it like that, but you get what I’m saying). But at the same time just like with all things (i.e. reading, knitting, surfing) some things come easier to some people than other things. Which means that maybe we have to work a bit harder to accomplish a similar goal. Doesn’t mean we can’t do it. It just means that we’ll have to work really hard to get there perhaps. You can do this! That I believe 100%. :o)
We can do it! WHY Not US? (And, no, she didn’t say it like that at all. She’s one of my biggest cheerleaders–she just thinks I don’t give myself enough credit.) 🙂
I do love this – Why not you? (And why not me?!) – I think I will be borrowing this one 🙂
Secretly that’s my goal as well. 2 years ago I ran a 1:56 but since then I barely ran and had a child. But you are right, why not me!?