Do you ever have those moments when you’ve just accomplished something so incredible in your own eyes that you feel like you’re the coolest person in the world, like you’re Wonder Woman (or Superman)? I had one of those days yesterday. I competed in–and successfully finished–my first olympic distance triathlon: a 1500 meter swim followed by a 23 mile bike ride and a 6 mile run. I feel so happy and so proud of myself and so tired! Admittedly there were times when I didn’t believe I would or could actually do it. But as I’ve said before, it’s amazing what we are capable of once we stop limiting ourselves with our own thoughts. Once I started believing that I could do a 5k run, then a half marathon, then a sprint triathlon, and now an olympic distance triathlon, I was able to do it. And the most exciting thing about it all is seeing that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought I was before, and not just physically but also spiritually and emotionally. We truly are here to prove to ourselves what we are really capable of. God already knows.
So what’s next? Suddenly that half-ironman triathlon that I’ve been aspiring to do doesn’t seem so out of reach. What I do doesn’t really matter, though, as long as I believe in myself enough to actually do it. Anything is possible.