Mind over Matter?
By Virginia J. Pillsbury
Mind over Matter
I tell people all the time that I am a “mind over matter” person.
Well I didn’t feel that way this morning at 6:30 a.m. as I ran two hot miles with sweat pouring off me. Most of that run I thought about how much I hate running in the summer.
Then, my mind went to other places and I thought about people who don’t have the luxury of starting their day with a run through a safe neighborhood. Or those who have no choice but to continuously combat the heat with no relief – after my run I would return to a cool home, fresh water and a shower.
And then I thought about people who can’t run.
This weekend’s Never Quit Beach Challenge came to mind. Nick Vujicic, the man who was born without arms and legs and whose mission is to encourage others to overcome life’s obstacles will be participating. He will give the opening prayer and also participate in the Trident race on Saturday.
It’s not too late to register for the event. http://www.neverquitnever.com.
I get to meet and interview Nick this week and I already feel humbled about our upcoming conversation. My guess is that I won’t complain about running in the heat anymore.
Check out a video of Nick here: