With my mother, one of the things I love to do is cook. She is a fabulous chef and baker, so I love to learn techniques from her. As I shared last week, Sean and I had seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. One of the recurring "characters" in the movie was a clementine tangerine cake. I thought it would be fun to try to replicate that cake with my mom, so we went online and actually found a blog recipe from the woman who created the cake for the movie: Walter Mitty Clementine Cake.
These two views of the message are not drastically different, but I was just as inspired by the idea of both. And last night I had one of those ah-ha moments. To help you understand this, I need to go back a little and give you a few details.
And yesterday I ran my first 25K in the Frosty Fifty event. Once again, I was running alone. It was really tough to even get dressed for this one. What does a California girl know about running in temps below 20 degrees?? I woke up at 5:00 am ET (and I have still not adjusted to the time change), and put on a t-shirt, a long sleeve, a light down vest, a wind breaker, long pants, running capris, gloves, and a ski cap. I think I had on more clothes than my entire running group wears altogether back home!
So what my mom interpreted as the message when she watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, was exemplified by my two North Carolina races. When I was alone at the Running of the Lights with nothing to distract me, I let my brain tell me what I could and could not do. In contrast at the Frosty Fifty race, I was so entertained that my brain did not even have the opportunity to have an input and my body took over. I have more inside of me than my brain gives me credit for, and I need to remind myself of that on a regular basis.
Is there something that your brain is telling you that you are not capable of? If so, silence that message and prove to yourself that you can do more than you think you are capable of. Dig deep, because it is already inside of you!