Nervous Excitement

Ability is what you’re capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
-Lou Holtz

Can I forward your email to my other clients
To use you as an example of determination
You are a motivator:)

My trainer sent me the above quote and email message after I reported back my 5k results to her last week. She’s the best.

I’m all packed for the trip to Connecticut for the half marathon. We’ll be staying at my mother-in-law’s house, which makes things easy. I won’t have to worry about regular household things for a few days and my semi-surly teenaged son will be less surly because he loves spending time with his grandmother. I’m happy that my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my niece and nephew will be on the course to cheer me on in a couple locations.

Anxiety is hitting me a little. I hear that’s normal. Despite repeating to myself that no matter what happens, it’s all good, I have hopes for myself. That in itself worries me. Having hopes growing up was not a good idea; my mother lived to dash them into the dirt.

But I’m still creating hopes because I don’t know how I’d wake up every morning without drinking if I lost them.


5 thoughts on “Nervous Excitement

  1. tundrawoman says:

    She might have won a few battles, granted.
    But you’re here today.
    She lost the war, PV.
    You came home to yourself.

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