I have been waxing nostalgic today - this has been a really rough year for me with running. I'm not sure I would have purposely signed up for all of what the last year has held for me, but I am starting to really think that it has made me a better person/athlete.
This morning, the 10 year old surprised me with a Runniversary celebration:
Tomorrow I begin my 5th year of running. I am really excited about it! There are a couple of races that I will be participating in for the 5th time - Jingle Jog for Autism and Fallen Heroes of GA! I will get to run in the 5th anniversary Princess Half Marathon and even though it will only be my 3rd time to do it, I think it's cool that the medal will have a 5 in in during my 5th year of running!
I wonder if me four years ago would have believed all that I have accomplished in the last 4 years? When I took off on that first day of Couch to 5K in 2008, did I ever expect that by October 21, 2012 I would have completed
1 Full Marathon
1 Warrior Dash
2 Sprint Triathlons
1 Goofy Challenge
That makes me really, really tired reading all that! LOL But I also have a great sense of accomplishment! I could linger on the fact that the numbers would have been higher had I not gotten injured last year, but I am not going to do that. Maybe I should focus on the fact that I did all of those things in 4 years and ONLY suffered one serious injury! LOL
Tomorrow I will run the first run of my 5th year of running... and I will do my very best to appreciate it and ever run, swim, bike ride, and yoga pose for the next year!
In the words of the world-famous Swim Bike Mom: Keep Moving Forward!