When living in Tel Aviv, which is mostly flat, if I wanted to change things a little, I'd change my speed or how far I'd run. Givaataim is quite different: it's built on two hills - what a concept!
Either way, it's been a couple of months since we moved, and I've pretty much established a nice route. Until today, I've always turned right at a certain point, because going straight means running up a very steep hill,
which is very hard in the middle of the run..
Until today I havn't gone straight - I just wouldn't even try.
The voice inside my head always said: "You're already running, turning right also means going uphill, but it's not as bad. Why do you need to excert yourself completely?" So I just let go - I never even tried.
I've been doing the same thing for a couple of months - dozens of times!!!
This morning, however, while I was running on the same street, I looked straight ahead and asked myself: "Why have I never gone straight?" and when the answer hit me, I decided that second to keep going straight.
Keep running straight in spite of how hard it may be!
And I did! I ran all the way up, and didn't stop... SUCCESS!!!
But interestingly enough not as hard as I had imagined...
Then I reached the top of the hill and I was running up there with a wonderful feeling of joy and accomplishment - and of course the view was breathtaking. Then, I kept running till the end point without any difficulty.
So here are my 3 conclusions:
- If it's hard - we must be going uphill!
- Everything looks much better when you're at the top!
- Once we've gone up - everything else is easy!
This was posted on my FaceBook wall on March 2, 2013 and is
dedicated to all of you out there who may be struggling right now with something. It doesn't what it is in life, please remember: if things are difficult right now - it means you're going up. Once you're at the top you'll realize that it was worth it! :-)
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Here is the original post in Hebrew...