Wednesday, June 15, 2011

There's No "I" in TEAM . . . but there is a ME!

Okay, this HAD been our little joke around my house.

Let me explain . . . . .

So years [and years & years ago . . . not like Chris K years but. . . ] I was on a "team".

A. freaking. awesome. team. [a couple of different ones, actually]
[yep, see that "4"]



on a team for 6 years.

then [long story short]

no volleyball
add running, marriage & my Peanut.

And waaaaaa laaaaaaa . . . . the "SOLO" athlete was born.

in a BIG way . . . . I freaking loved it.

if I won = because of me.
if I lost/sucked = because of me.

I. controlled. the. outcome.

And being that I'm maybekindasorta a control freak. I. loved. this.

L O V E D . it.

But as I sent out this message yesterday: "To go OR not to go to spin class, THAT IS the question!"

I mean come on . . I had run 13 miles the day before and 12 miles on this day. I was a little tired.

But then the replies came in:

From Mandi with an "I" : "Don't make excuses that's what normal people do."

From Jason at "Cook Train Eat Race" : "No question at all. Just go."

So I sent this back to Jason.

The bike that was about to be my female dog for the next 59 minutes.
It doesn't come in argyle, [sad face] uggg.

This is when I realized. I am a part of a team.

call it what you want:


And. I. smiled.

Completely. zoned out for the next 57 minutes. At which time the freaking awesome trainer [who came to see me at my 24 hour treadmill run] came up right beside me telling me . . . .

in a not quiet voice . . . and with her hands clapping [what felt/sounded like a mere 4" from my face"

"Run up THAT hill"
"is this all you have?"
"are you giving me YOUR best?"
"you've got this!" [You KNOW, I loved that]
"this is YOUR finish"

awwww. freaking. ya.

I. have. a. team.

The freaking best team ever.

You guys rock. I thank YOU.


lindsay said...

if you come to austin, you must come to my spin class! No ifs, ands, or buts about it!

XLMIC said...

This is so great and so true :)

And you are the eye of the storm, #4 ;-)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Such a great post Em. I feel a part of that "team" too and am so blessed to call you my teammate #4!

One Crazy Penguin said...

Yay team we've freaking got this!

Best. Team. Ever.

Neil Zee said...

You know what else is in team?


Unknown said...

Go team!!! You're so right, there is this awesome cyber team!

Andrew Opala said...

you friggen got this!

Rene' said...

Love it!!!!

Julia said...

what an awesome post! so true...running is something you have to do on your own but we are surrounded by awesome support and others out there doing the exact same thing...crazy how just having that support can carry you through a tough workout or race :) LOVE IT.

Marlene said...

Heck yeah, best team there is!!!

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