Each week at my mama bootcamp, we vote on who gets to wear the purple shoelaces. It’s is sort of a vote for the MVP that week, the teammate that worked the hardest or pushed her limits. I was completely shocked and grateful to have been picked to wear the purple shoelaces this week.
You see, I’m not the most athletic or the strongest or even the fastest and I sorta have two left feet. I’m the type that’s picked last in gym class and most of the time I’m just relieved that I didn’t trip over a crack in the sidewalk and totally embarrass myself. So, when I first heard about the purple shoelaces, I knew that I’d never be picked to wear them. I’m just glad to be able to keep up with my team during a crazy plyometrics workout or whatever form of torture our instructor decides to inflict upon us.
Last Wednesday, our instructor had us doing circuit training. I’m talking flipping ginormous tires and wall sits with weights above our heads kind of circuit training. It was rough, but I knew that I survived last session relatively unscathed and I that would survive this circuit class from hell. And then our instructor informed us that we would be doing handstands. We did them last session, but my wobbly arms could barely hold up my body weight. This time around, I did it without hesitation and to my surprise I could actually hold myself up for longer than 2 seconds. What a difference 8 weeks makes. I’m stronger, not only physically but emotionally stronger too and I have my hard work (and Nutrisystem) to credit for it.
Here I am, rocking the purple laces. Me, the non-athletic, always gets picked last for gym class girl was picked first this time. The laces are a bit tattered and weathered by the inspiring women who have walked in them before me. I can’t help to feel like they make me run a little faster in them. Good thing too because Logan and I saw our first coyote on our morning run yesterday and those shoelaces got me out of there faster than I’ve ever ran in my life. I’ll be sad to relinquish my purple lace thrown tomorrow, but excited to give another mama the boost in confidence she made need.
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