Doing things I love best.
2015 was all about risk taking, doing things out of the ordinary. Being uncomfortable.
2016 is simple. Be Happy.
Running makes me happy.
Over a year ago, I swore I wasn’t going to run again. But over the course of 2015, I realized I missed one of the greatest miracles of my life – the ability to run. For the last 10 years, I have been doing it all wrong. I have been working out of my capabilities. This year, I decided I would do it with my limitations and within my capabilities. I would run as someone who wants to do this forever.
How do you do that you ask? I decided I would really do the run/walk method. Not run till I get tired but really maintain a schedule – one meant for my body. So for my Disney Half, I decided I wanted to run it without pain and enjoy it. Boy did I enjoy it. Every minute of it.
I ran. I cried. I ran. I cried again. I cried because I was doing it. I was running at my pace.
I cried because I still remember that day almost 10 years ago when I realized I could run. I was humbled, I was grateful, I was happy.
I was doing my 6th half marathon. I hi-fived anyone and everyone. I took pictures. I stretched. Hey, I am not qualifying for Boston so who cares about time. I just wanted to do my best and get that medal. Sure I was nervous 10 weeks ago when I had surgery, that I wouldn’t be able to do it…but I tried hard enough and knew that I could! It was so fun, such a great way to start my 2016. And what was even more priceless was having my entire family at my side for this one. So what was my time?
Who cares, I finished!