It's All About Showing Up

by Anna Stein

"99% of Life is Showing Up." - Anna Stein in her senior year of college.

I have to remind myself of this all the time.

I'm the average procrastinator who signs up for a course and puts off studying 'till the last minute or signs up for a marathon and gets caught up with life and ends up not training enough.

I tend to follow my muse, so if my muse doesn't inspire me to run or study or write or clean the house or whatever else I'm supposed to do, I don't do it.

Then I'm left with the aftermath of running a marathon without having trained for it.

At that point I think to myself, if I had just showed up for my daily runs instead of always psyching myself up for something I never followed through on like, "Speed Training," I would be so much more prepared for this.

Instead all those daily runs I didn't show up for have accumulated into a marathon I'm not at all prepared to run.

You know that feeling?

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

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Sep 14, 2015
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May 10, 2010
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by: Jenna B

I know that feeling as well and I would say to get back to the reason why u love running so much and use that ad ur muse and use that motto for ur classes as well... And put them on paper and place them where u'll seethem everyday tihelp give u that extra push:)

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