⛔ MIND THE GAP ⛔
One of my favorite takeaways (among a million) from Brené Brown's book, Daring Greatly, is the concept of Minding the Gap. We all want to dare greatly in whatever we are in pursuit of. Along that journey we need to pay attention to the space between where we are standing, today, and where we want to be.
I'm learning to embrace vulnerabilities in new and uncomfortable ways without falling victim to my own insecurities and doubts, which always pop up at these crossroads. As well as acknowledge and understand these little 🧟 when they do crawl in. As a recovering perfectionist I'm learning to roll with the punches, let go of expectations, embrace uncertainties, and enjoy the detours. These hard, dark, confusing places are full of lessons and opportunities to improve upon our plans and the direction we are heading. The gaps can be deep, but they don't need to be feared or jumped over. .
Marathons are a lot of work. Obviously they are physically and mentally demanding, but what I struggle with is the time expense. My motivation and desire to follow through with a fall marathon has been rock bottom the past couple days as I step back and realize how much work I need to put in. 6 miles yesterday felt like a 20 miler, leaving me exhausted. I'm going to give myself a bit more time and grace to work through these feelings while I build up fitness, but want to be realistic with myself. Just last week I was so ready to start this journey. Maybe this is a little bump. Maybe this is me acknowledging that the gap from where I am and that marathon is larger than I want it to be. And ya know what, that is OK! Tomorrow's a new day. I can work to close the gap or I can graciously wait for the next chance down the road.