Once upon a time, there was a woman who was in the act of working super hard to lose weight. After years of letting herself go, hiding behind a stack of kids and spending most of her life working to solve the difficulty that was her child (who ended up being diagnosed on the spectrum), she'd finally woken up and taken some time for herself.
She did as much exercise as she could, but found herself struggling to stay motivated. And, so, upon the advice of her friends, she decided to pick a far off event and train for it - she picked a 5K that had a cause near and dear to her heart - Autism Awareness.
At the beginning of her weight loss endeavors, the woman was unable to walk around the block without having to stop for breath. It was extremely disheartening.
The week before the race, she had worked up to a run/walk combination that wasn't going to break any land/speed records, but it was a pace at which she felt comfortable.
The day of the race was a warm and muggy one, and pinning her number to her shirt gave the woman a case of jitters. She lined up with the other runners, but because she didn't know anyone, she eavesdropped.
A bit. Not too much.
The couple next to her chatted about their desired finish time - they both wanted to be sub 30 minutes for this 5K race. The woman laughed. She hoped to be sub 60 minutes. More importantly, she hoped that she could finish, that she would finish and that she wouldn't embarrass herself.
Small goals, really.
The horn blew, the race started, and the woman began the first race of her new life. The life that didn't exist sitting on the couch, eating brownies and sobbing to herself because her daughter needed help. When she crossed the finish line, she didn't worry about her finish time, she didn't care that she was near the end of the group - she was happy that, for the first time in her life, she'd put herself first.
In that, she was a winner.
We all know who that story was about - me, although it could have been any number of women. It was a winning moment for me, one in which I realized that I could succeed, I would succeed - and I'd never ever put myself last again.
I'll bet you've had a moment like this yourself. A Golden Moment, if you will.
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