Thursday, September 4, 2008

What Lies Within Me

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret YMCA locker room angels struck again yesterday.

Mid-way through my work week, six hours into my 14 hours of training, after a tough AM run, followed by a tough PM swim, staring down 3 more days of high volume and intensity, I turned to see the quote above on the t-shirt of the woman standing next to me.

Although I was tired and hungry and couldn't quite believe that I would be getting up in a just a few short hours to do all of this all over again, I remembered that what lies within me is greater and stronger and deeper.

I got dressed, took a deep breath, and smiled I as I headed home.