It raises the bar on impossible.
This past summer when we did our landscaping, I thought that would be hard. Maybe impossible.
But… I did my homework. Only when I thought we had a chance of finishing was the stone ordered. We prepared. We had started running again the previous summer and had (pretty much) kept with it. I felt pretty confident that it wouldn’t break us.
Our run last Saturday fell in that category. While it was far from impossible, it was difficult. We had just run an 8K. Finished in reasonable time. It was cold that day, bitter cold; thankfully we were spared the wind, the snow was postcard falling. The run this past Saturday was not fun. But in the end, it wasn’t bad either.
And now it’s done.
You never know what you can do until you try. Until you just go and do it. It may not be fun but fun isn’t always the goal, is it?
This Friday I’m thankful for challenges. Challenges that are hard enough to raise the bar.
What’s your TGIF?