I returned from a conference in Orlando last night, to find the daffodil bulbs just beginning to push their way up through our front flower beds. Spring comes late in New England, and this can be our first sign that it has arrived. It will be 6 weeks before my favorite springtime sight, the dogwoods, begin to show. They’re probably what you’d consider a “late bloomer”, which is why I love them. But, more about that later.
As an athlete or in your day job, have you ever had the feeling like you don’t deserve to be in the position you are in? That you are an imposter, and at some point, someone is going to figure it out? As a female lead in a male-dominated role, it’s easy to feel this way; and likewise, as a runner trying to make it at the elite level, the tendencies to feel like you don’t belong at the front of the line grow stronger and stronger as your goals get tougher.