Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Milestone

As my title here says, I hit a milestone today. You know, one of the moments you work so hard for, dream of, cry over. Something you want so bad that you do everything you can to make it happen.

This morning, I ran a mile! That does NOT include the warm up or cool down. In fact, I did it in 11 min. (give or take a few seconds). THIS IS HUGE!!! I have been working for 5 and a half years to be able to run.

I have had SO many obstacles to overcome to get here. Why do I want to run so bad? I don't know!!! I do know that I have had a taste of how it makes you feel. I loved that short few months when I actually did it.

I am thrilled! That first mile is the very hardest to get to. Once you are there, it is much easier to keep it up but man, that mile can seem straight up hill!

There is a song that describes how I am feeling right now. Here it is...

A Piece of Sky

"Tell me where...Where is it written what it is I'm meant to be.
That I can't dare.....

It all began the day I found that from my window I could only see a piece of sky.
I stepped outside and looked around, I never dreamed it was so wide
or even half as high.

The time had come to try my wings and even though it seemed at any moment I could fall I felt the most amazing things. The things you can't imagine if you've never flown at all.

Though it's safer to stay on the ground, sometimes where danger lies there the sweetest of pleasures are found. No matter where I go there'll be memories that tug at my sleeve. But there will also be more to be more to question, yet more to believe.

Oh tell my where...where is it written what it is I'm meant to be?

The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn the more I realize the less I know. Each step I take, each page I turn, Each mile I travel only means the more I have to go. What's wrong with wanting more? If you can fly then soar! With all there is.....Why settle for...... just a piece of sky???"

You really have to hear the song to truly get the passion I feel when I hear it. It is sung by Barbara Streisand and is from her movie "Yentl"

So..there it is! If you have a goal, GO FOR IT!!! DO NOT give up because it seems hopeless! I can't tell you how many times I have cried when I tried to run and couldn't! Don't let anyone tell you "you cant' or you shouldn't" or that it is not possible or worth it! They don't know the path you should take! YOU do! You alone!

My prayer today is that we are able to love each other and encourage each other to be the best we can be! Good luck and God speed you on your way to your dreams!


Ambie T. said...

Melissa, how hilarious that you blog and run, too! I am training for a 1/2 marathon right now. Anyways I can't wait to visit again tomorrow it will be fun.

PS: Email me your blog address!

S'mee said...

congratulations on your run! fantastic!

chronicler said...

Oh wow Melissa! What a great milestone. I am so happy to hear you got your first mile under your belt! Now the next few won't be so difficult. Keep going, I'm running right along side you in spirit. Every time you go out, just listen and I'll be saying "just a few more steps, you can do it!"

Lisa M. said...

Oh Melissa!

I'm so happy for you!

SO SO happy.


Jennie said...

how wonderful! this post was one of the most inspiring! you are great!

thanks for sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences with us! i am a better person because of it!

Island Queen said...

I know this is late but Congrats!! What a fantastic accomplishment!!