I want to be able to run. Not run fast; just long. I want to be the girl wearing an ipod, running around Baylor campus wearing those cute Nike running shorts. I want my pony tail to flop around behind me, mile after mile after mile. I have never been able to run for long distances. And, I have tried ever since high school....without luck.
In fact, the past two weeks I have tried to implement a little running into my lifestyle. I got about as far as my neighbor's mailbox and my lungs started burning, so I quit. Then I tried the run/walk/run/walk approach, and that was moderately successful. Then I got a back injury. Then shin splints. So, once again, my running workout has been tossed in the trash.
But let me brag here for just a moment to say that Kellie-Laine is a fantastic runner, and she proved it yet again at this year's track meet. She participated in 6 events and here's how she did:
4x100 relay: first place
100 meter dash: first place
200 meter dash: first place
400 meter dash: second place
long jump: fifth place
softball throw: third place
Yea, Kellie-Laine! I wish I could run like you.
And what was her reaction to her victories? "I don't like track," she said. "It's too hard."
Now that's something to wish for.....to severely dislike something and still be tremendously successful at it. That's what I call talent.