SW Camp Pendleton hosted our 1st Annual Trash the Dress run on May 21. When the idea came to me a month ago, my fellow coordinators and I jumped on making this happen. We picked a date, and the execution was even better than I imagined! In the end, it was so much more than a themed run. It was a celebration!
Before we set out, I covered our typical club announcements, but then segued into a little pre-run speech: today was my last run lead as a co-coordinator and 5-year member of SWCP. My very first run was at this same location, and the pep talk SWCP’s founder, Mia M., gave that day has stuck with me. She spoke about talking to yourself as you would talk to a friend. My self-talk had always been severely awful, and this was a true line-in-the-sand turning point for me. Mia encouraged us, heading out on that run, to pick something positive we could tell ourselves in our heads, and I’ve embraced that practice ever since that morning.
I am strong. I am capable. I am prepared. I am a warrior.
peace and love,