Never Say Never

No, I am *not* going to break into a Justin Bieber song.  Did I even spell Bieber right?

Let's take a short trip down memory lane.

Once upon a time, in a small town in Virginia... there was this girl (with a really bad perm-gone-wrong):

This girl claimed she was not athletic and a total clutz (she was right).  She lived in nerd-ville and liked it.  Her mom's boss ran marathons... she thought he was totally out of his mind.  She hated even 40 minutes of gym class.
Then came college.  This girl was a little different:
She put on weight fast in the first year of college, so by year 2, she took up running.  Don't ask how far or how fast... she didn't know... she just ran in the early mornings - rain or shine.  But I'd guess it was no more than 2-3 miles, ever.  She lost the freshman weight and got healthy...
Finally graduation came, and it was time to get a big girl job.  This girl continued to run, but again - no clue how far or how fast.  Probably only a couple miles.  And then a co-worker convinced her to race... 5ks, 10k, then a marathon relay... (most the races were in 1998 and 1999...)
Then somewhere after that... she fell off the wagon.  Job, then marriage, then this:
Then #2:
Then leaving the big girl job, which also added some stress weight.  Then #3:
About 50 lbs more than before she had kids... it was time for a change.  She committed to a half marathon...
She said she would NEVER do a marathon, but she did...
She said she'd NEVER do another marathon, but she did...
Also, finally down the 50 lbs she gained during those child-bearing years...
Pretty sure she also said she'd NEVER do an ultra, but she *WILL*...
And at this point, there's only one thing she'll NEVER do... she will NEVER promise not to go further or faster or harder in her running.  
I don't know what lies ahead, but I have learned that limitations are only self-imposed.  
What would you NEVER do?
UncategorizedLesley Jones