As I go on and on about Alyssa and how amazing she is, how proud I am of her for pushing herself out of her comfort zone and running distances she doesn’t think she can run I realize that I need to be more of an example to her.
I need to not be that parent who says, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
But it’s so hard. It’s so hard to get up every single day and do something I don’t enjoy. It’s so hard to eat lettuce and choke down celery when what I really want is a #7 from McD’s with extra ranch.
But if I’m going to preach to Alyssa that she should run the mile just because her coach thinks she can, I need to listen to my own preaching and remember that before I stuff one more mini peppermint patty in my face.
So…I’m going to try. I’m not sure I’m in the zone where it will be easy, but I can’t do anything if I don’t at least try.
Like Alyssa taking that first step in the mile, I can’t finish what I don’t start.