Author: hollytkg

Challenges for the Soul

Think about the word ‘challenge’ for a minute. Does it scare you? Excite you? Make you want to run away? All of the above? For me, it kind of stops my heart for a few brief seconds as I carefully think about what it is that I will be challenged to. Do I want to do this? Can I do this? But most important, will I be able to finish the challenge? I remember nervously signing up for my first half marathon and although I signed up for fun, questions began filling up my head: Could I finish the 12 miles? What if I have to go to the bathroom during the event? and the worse one of all, what if I pass out from exhaustion or dehydration? Turned out, I had a blast. No, I did not pass out from heat overkill and yes, I did have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the race where there were no portable toilets around and yes, I couldn’t walk the next day and …