Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Are you in shape? Go run up that hill to catch up with those kids."
And I COULD DO IT.
A little background - Yesterday we were on a field trip to Auriesville, NY a lovely sanctuary to some of the first Catholic Martyrs in the New World. (I teach for a Catholic School). Middle schoolers being middle schoolers, some of them were going ahead and some were dawdling behind. My colleague was suffering on the hill, so she was clearly handling the back of the pack, but I could, and did, sprint UP HILL for several hundred yards to the front of the pack.
Field trip was successful - we returned with the same number of kids we left with.
We often say "Oh, I want to loose weight to look better" or "I want to be able to do things." It was a nice feeling yesterday realizing that I could do things because I did make a commitment to myself once upon a time.