Friday, September 30, 2011

Run Your Race

Running your race.......I watched the movie Secretariat tonight.....great movie, but an amazing story and incredible animal.  Big Red, or Secretariat as he was formally called, loved to run, he was born to run.
As I watched the movie tonight, the phrase "run your race" was used several times.  I kept thinking about that YOUR race.  It's the only one you can run you know......sometimes it takes speed, some times
it's distance......but you have to run, no one can do it for you.

You can't rely on some one else to run for you or even carry you,  it's your race, you have to run it.  The woman who owned Secretariat was ridiculed because she believed, she knew in her heart he was a champion......and she didn't back down.  That's life, and we have to do the same thing, if we believe in our hearts, if we know.....then we have to run our race, no matter the ridicule, the skeptics.  There may be times when we allow
the naysayers to taunt, to make us doubt, but it's our race not theirs.

A run for the roses is different for each of us........and we can never let someone take it from us.  We may not even get the roses in this lifetime......but, if we run our race, I think we will leave this world with a smile.
A friend and I were talking a few days ago, she and I have been running our race for quite some time. Honestly, I have never known anyone who has ran as hard as she has, I know what her roses are, and I know that she is so close, she can almost smell them.  I hope sometime soon, roses rain down on her like the autumn leaves in October.

Running your race, some of us change horses in mid-stream......that's pretty difficult, but some are up for the challenge......and others, well life happens and you continue to run or just throw in the towel......your choice.
Run your race, three words.......profound advice.

If you get the chance, watch Secretariat.  I know you know the ending, but the story is so well told.....and well, if you are getting a little tired in your race or thinking about giving up.......maybe Big Red will inspire you to.......Run Your Race.


  1. I've never seen this film and I think it might be a message I need to hear right now.

  2. I love reading you.You are so inspirational..and ghave great idea..even mentioning the movie with the message;)

  3. Here's to reaching your own beautiful patch of roses! Take care

  4. How TRUE! "You can't get someone to run it for you..."
    I love it. And need to remember.....