“If we push on, we begin to feel a vague, tingling sense of who, or what, we really are. It’s a powerful feeling, strong enough to have us coming back for more, again and again.”
Tonight was Day 2 of Marathon Training. It was a humbling 3 mile run. The sidewalks were a little greasy, but the temperature was perfect so there’s really no reason for my slow time other than I have a lot of work to do to get back to a strong pace!
But to be honest, I’m not that worried about my speed anymore. Maybe if I were 5-10 years younger I would care more, but I’m just not concerned about being fast. The goal right here: finish. And I want to enjoy it (or as much of it as I can!) I know that I’m really lucky to be able to get out and run. Yep. I know some of you are out there rolling your eyes, but when I was told I couldn’t run anymore this summer, it was an awful feeling. It’s hard to explain, but when you’re used to having something in your life (like running) and then all of a sudden it’s gone, it’s a major loss and it made me feel sad & homesick, if that makes sense?
You see, I’ve been running steadily for a while now. It’s the one thing I do to clear my head. I depend on it. So when days are tough, I remind myself how lucky I am to be able to get out there and pound pavement. And with that said, there will be plenty more days of pounding pavement to get ready for this marathon.
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