…Even The Small Ones.
I posted on Facebook this morning, having spotted in the “on this day” bit that 2 years ago I’d run a 5 mile race 7 minutes slower than I did this Sunday, and I wasn’t pushing this time round. See the post below…
I’ve been thinking all day about that line, “Got to celebrate your wins, not enough runners do”, and I realised it’s bullshit. If anything runners are better at celebrating success than most, but the truth is NO ONE celebrates their wins as they should.
Recently my two sisters both had massive success. When I asked why they hadn’t shared the news they replied “I’m only a third of the way to qualifying” and “I didn’t want to boast”. It’s been bugging me since that they should hide their wins like that, and they aren’t the only ones.
Recently I have known friends to start their own business, beat cancer, get amazing new jobs and more, but these successes are talked about in hushed voices and let pass without celebration. That can’t be right, surely?!
In a world so full of negativity, where 90% of the news is death, displacement and despair we’ve forgotten how important it is to find the positive and share it. So I invite you, no I IMPLORE you, to add a comment with your win below. Maybe you’ve been promoted, run a PB, slept through the night? Perhaps it’s a little win; got two chocolate bars from the vending machine instead of one, got a smile from that person you see every day on the train or found a parking space right outside your house?
Whatever it is, shout about it, boast a little, tell the world (well, my readers) and CELEBRATE YOUR WINS!