I started running a few years go when a friend dragged me a long to a Couch to 5K group. After we completed the course and bagged our freebie t-shirt, we started to go running by ourselves, near her home. We figured out a 5K route and once a week or so we would run and walk and talk in between.
Typically we’d just set off and see how it went. We’ll run until we get to that tree and then we’ll start again at the next lamppost. And so on.
One night, we’d only done around a kilometre when it started to rain. Just a light drizzle that rapidly turned into a downpour. We figured we would get wet anyway if we turned back so we might as well carry on. Because of the rain we decided not to walk and just see how much we could run so that we could get home as quickly as possible.
And we ran all the way. The full 5K.
It hadn’t occurred to either of us that we could, so we hadn’t.
Sometimes, we don’t know what we are really capable of, until the moment presents itself.
So when that moment comes and finds you, seize it.