Sometime during the last few months of 2012 one of my very good friends convinced me to sign up for the 2013 Disney Half Marathon in September (for those of you who don't know, a half marathon is 13 miles). I wasn't too sure about it because I wasn't in the best of shape, and I wasn't too fond of running. Mainly because I couldn't even go a block without being out of breath. However, she painted a very magical picture of how awesome this race was going be. Saying that we were going to run through the park and the Disney characters were going to be there to cheer us on. And we would get these pretty medals at the end of the race. She made it sound like it was going to be uber fun, so I said "sign me up!" .
I have been training for this race since February, and have gotten in better shape because of it. Slowly, but surely I have been increasing my milage and my endurance-- it never stops being a challenge. Today I had to do my long run, 9 miles! I have never ran that far before. The most I had ever done was 8 miles. I knew that extra mile was going to be a challenge, and boy was it ever! I just tried to focus on my music, and I kept telling myself "you got this girl! You can do it! Don't you dare stop!". And I finished!
My run today got me thinking of how when you are faced with a challenge there is always a little voice in your head pushing forward the thoughts of failure. It seems so much easier to give up, than to keep going. But you have to fight back with confidence. "You got this! You can do this!" This small accomplishment that I had today inspired me to create this print as a constant reminder that nothing is ever really impossible, even though it may seem that way, when you have confidence in yourself.