I am short. I am overweight. I am out of shape. Today I went jogging. It turns out I can jog as fast as my son walks, so we were a perfect couple out in the sunshine today. As we turned the corner, I saw a carload of people with the doors open, parked and talking on the street. My instinct told me to start walking nonchalantly, but then I remembered Colleen Wainwright. This morning I watched a video of her playing her guitar, in her shower cap, singing a tribute to the new year and doing things imperfectly, but doing them. I thought of her, smiled, and proudly jogged by the car. The conversation stopped and all eyes were on me. I smiled and waved and thought, "Tomorrow I might do this in my shower cap. Then you'll have a story to tell."
Thank you Colleen. Today, with your help, I let go of caring what people think of me. I am an imperfect jogger, but I'm going up that hill anyway!
If you would like to see Colleen's video, note there is swearing and a wonderful woman in a shower cap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysh7ZxWew-M&feature=youtu.be