That got me thinking.
Of the things that I do that make me feel badass, getting up early isn't really one of them. My early-to-bed, early-to-rise habit is all about practicality: I need time to drink my coffee and play a little Candy Crush before I'm ready to face the world. And if I have to run before I go somewhere else, then early running it is. I'm way more willing to give up my sleep than give up my run!
|Every damn day!|
I'm sure there were people in their lives who thought or even said out loud, "Oh, you can't do that. That's crazy!" But they did it anyway.
And I think that's where the line is drawn. I mean, objectively, it's crazy that a landlubber like me ever thought I could swim in open water, but there I went, competing in triathlon. Any fool would come to the conclusion that after ten attempts, I am clearly not fast enough to run a Boston qualifying marathon, but I haven't given up that dream yet. I've stood at the starting line of many a race for which I was woefully undertrained, but willing to give it my best shot. Pretty crazy! And pretty badass.
There's always going to be somebody in your life who thinks what you're doing is crazy. Maybe you even think that yourself! But the flip side of the coin is that there is also going to be somebody who - when you get out there and go for it anyway - thinks you're a total badass.