So, I’m not entirely sure why this dawned on me this morning, but 26 years ago today I walked a 26K marathon and then turned around and went to my prom that night. I was 16 years old.
Granted, many people told me I was nuts to walk that marathon and do my prom the same night. Of course I was stubborn and did it anyway. The marathon was a tradition for me and my best friend, so I was determined to see it through. The one problem I did not anticipate was that my feet would be swollen from the walking. For the prom, I had these amazing shoes that I just HAD to have to go with the dress, and with the swollen feet, it was a nightmare. They barely fit. I hardly danced at all at my own prom and I think I was home by 11, on the very night I had permission to be out later. I was SO tired.
Why do we do things like that? I know I was a teenager, but we get something in our head that it just HAS to happen … and we go for it. I don’t regret it, truly I don’t. I just wish I could have that kind of resolve in my present day. I need to pick a marathon or a walk or something, pay the registration fee, and the commit to it. I am sad to confess I have not done any kind of marathon or walk for charity like that since the very day I’m referring to above.
And once I find the race or walk that I am going to do … I will not likely dance in heels that same evening.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
April 26, 2012