My big brother is insanely awesome. He’s smart, funny, he has the cutest kid in the universe (wondernephew, Benjamin). But he is NOT the world’s best motivator. He’ll admit that…
HIM: Soooo, Sis – are you nervous about running the New York City Marathon?
ME: Not really. I don’t care how fast I go, as long as I finish.
HIM: Ya know, people DIE in that race like every year…
ME: haha WHAT?!
My sister-in-law Sara (his wife) looked at him like ‘did you seriously just say that’? He caught himself immediately and was like “I mean, YOU probably won’t die…. Cuz you’re in really good shape! But I wouldn’t do it. Cuz, ya know….people die…… (looks at Sara & I)... sorry – I’m not a good motivator.”
We all laughed hysterically. No kidding. I love moments like these, because instead of making me scared, that actually reassured me. I thought: well I’m not gonna die. So I’m already ahead of some people. I was worried about being slow, but now I’m an overachiever if I just stay alive! YAY! I can do that. I think.
By the way, if anyone has suggestions for my marathon playlist, I’m interested to hear thoughts! I have about three hours worth of music already on the Ipod but I’ll need a couple more hours just to be safe. What song gets you fired up? I’ll probably throw it on there. Unless it’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper”. Dude, that’s sick.
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