These are all the things I told myself before
all the things I had to remind myself of this morning.
I like to run
I am not a runner.
I run because it makes me feel good,
because it burns more calories than anything else I could be doing.
I began the race last night as I had in the past,
excited, nervous & energized.
By the 1st mile I was done,
it was so HOT.
Many stopped, but I kept going.
My goal was to NOT quit.
I wanted to quit, my body did too.
But I didn’t
I finished the race.
My time wasn’t great but I did it.
I guess the lesson for me is to value that.
I wasn’t the best but I did my best
at the end of the day that is all I can ask of myself.
I will not dwell on the amount of time it took me
but instead acknowledge & embrace
that I crossed the “finish line.”
A before shot with my husband John,
who BTW is an amazing runner even at 40.
He ran the 5k in 20.10.
We are so proud of him:).
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!