This past weekend was full of sports for my family. Youth soccer took up our early Saturday afternoon, with both kids having a game. The rest of the day was filled with college football, and then of course Sunday was filled with NFL and the U.S. Open. As a former athlete (or maybe I should just say as an athlete since I am currently training for my third marathon?), I am often motivated by athletic greatness. And nothing beats watching an athlete or a team come back from near defeat or setbacks to win a game or match. Proving, once again, that ‘it’s not over until it’s over’. In other words, don’t count a true champion out until the final bell rings or the clock runs out.
There were two examples of this notion this past weekend. Serena Williams’ come from behind victory at the U.S. Open and Peyton Manning leading his new team (the Denver Broncos, for those of you who may not be into Football) to a season opener victory after almost two years away from the game with a neck injury. Both of these elite athletes showed their resiliency, mental toughness and heart. A wonderful reminder for us mere mortals to not give up so easily…on ourselves or on others!