Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Behind The Scenes - Things I Leaned From A Tractor Tire



Linking up with Crystal Stine today for Behind The Scenes....

You have got to be kidding me.... was my first thought when I saw that tire.  I attend an outdoor boot camp.  Over time, our challenges have gotten progressively harder.  But this day...yeah, looking at that 280 pound tire and doing the math...how was my 120 pounds of 5"1' gonna flip that thing over?  No way....

I stared at it...I think I kicked it too...it didn't budge.  My trainer said, "you can do this"...I said "you are dehydrated and imagining things".....but none the less, I was surrounded by a great field of witnesses :) They cheered me on...mostly because I think they were fearful that if I didn't do it then they might have to.....

I looked ridiculous.  I can't begin to tell you the position you have to get in to be able to even get a grip on that thing.  It's pretty humbling.....pretty low.  And then you lift....with all you have and all you are and you keep going...even when you stall, even when it falls on top of you (another story completely)....get back up.  And you fight it because you are going to do this...no matter what or how long it takes....just keep fighting....and then you feel it moving, you feel a strength you did not even know you had....and you stand it up, that big ol' taller than you monster...the last push, it's nothing....and then it falls.

I was dirty, bruised and had tread tracks on the front of me.  But I did it.  I didn't quit.  I made it.  With all the strength in me, with all my peeps cheering me on....yes I did.  This picture was a reminder for me today.  I am up under this thing and it is really heavy...but I won't quit and pretty soon, that breakthrough is coming. Thankful.














14 comments:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! I don't think I could ever do that!

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  2. I could feel the momentum as I read and wanted to stand up and cheer: "Woohoo! Way to go!" What an incredible experience and an awesome picture!!

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  3. Way to go,girl!! Many times all it takes for us to succeed is to keep trying. There is a radio host that says he wasn't better than the other host around but he just kept showing up everyday when they gave up.

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    1. Yes, it's the moving forward in the hard times that really teaches us who He is making us to be :)

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  4. That is AWESOME! You rock, girlie. And that picture is incredible.

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    1. Thank you Marcy :) It is an amazing feeling to accomplish moving things that seem impossible!

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  5. Love the picture and love the post! You are impressive!

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  6. You just continue to inspire me, friend...WAY TO GO! I've been thinking about changing things up and trying boot camp for a few months. I love running, but it's never bad to try something new...who knows? Maybe I'll have a flip-the-tire story to write someday, too! Love this...happy Tuesday!

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    1. Mel this is how I even began running! When I started camp two years ago I could not even run the warm up lap. My phsycal journey began as God was opening the door to this spiritual one...camp has taught me things about myself I never believed possible...I know you would be fabulous at it ;)

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  7. "They cheered me on...mostly because I think they were fearful that if I didn't do it then they might have to....." haha ~ this made me laugh! thank you for pushing me and cheering me on to keep trying even though it doesn't feel like that tire is even budging right now. it is heavy and feels impossible but i'm surrounded by friends like you that make a pretty incredible cheering section! love you!

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    1. You know all to well the feel of battling that tire...and you also know that everytime you get up under it and move it, something changes...you grow stronger. It's the hard work that makes a difference and you also know that sometimes it takes many months of not seeing anything....then suddenly :) Proud of you and I love you.

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