Find Your Greatness

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This fall has been a season of heartbreak, of growth, of unraveling, and of unveiling pieces of myself in regards to my own ever evolving relationship with fitness. Up until recently I measured my greatness in regards to fitness by the times on the clock. Thankfully, with some guidance from some folks much wiser than I, I have realized how insignificant and defeating doing that to myself can be. I do have a gift with fitness, but my gift isn’t in being the best at fitness. My greatest asset in this industry is helping others with their journey. I do it daily with my clients and I do it often in my words on this site. I enjoy it. My greatest gift this season has been putting together a charity relay run. This weekend that run will happen. The planning, the attention to detail, and the little bit of training I was able to squeeze in will play itself out. It will be great.

Just days before the big event, I surprisingly found myself full of emotion. I ended the day Thursday with a boardwalk run with training team friends.  Thoughts of every running memory from this fall came flooding through my mind. I began thinking of all my runner friends and all the things that make them great. Some set great records on tough courses, some lead teams or groups of people across finish lines from 5k’s to fulls. Some faced their greatest fears and some even fought the greatest battle of their life with a terminal disease. They are great mothers, great friends, great professionals, great cheerleaders, great people.

As I left my group run, this song came blaring through my stereo and tears fell…a release of all the feels. This will be my theme song for the weekend. I share this song with you in hopes that you too will discover your greatness too. There is something beautiful in discovering your own greatness. Something magical happens when you choose to let it out and share that greatness with others.

Sia- The Greatest

Uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
Well, oh, I got stamina
And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb
But I, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, I need another lover, be mine
Cause I, I, I got stamina

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive

Well, uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
But, oh, I got stamina
And oh yeah, running to the waves below
But I, I got stamina
And oh yeah, I’m running and I’ve just enough
And uh-oh, I got stamina

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive

Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina

Hey, I am the truth
Hey, I am the wisdom of the fallen – I’m the youth
Hey, I am the greatest
Hey, this is the proof
Hey, I work hard, pray hard, pay dues, hey
I transform with pressure – I’m hands-on with effort
I fell twice before my bounce back was special
Letdowns will get you, and the critics will test you
But the strong will survive, another scar may bless you, ah

Don’t give up (no no), I won’t give up (no no)
Don’t give up, no no no (nah)
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up, no no no)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up, no no no)

The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)
The greatest, the greatest alive
(Don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up; I got stamina)

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