I am going to start this post out with a heartfelt apology, I have a life and remembering to write a blog is hard, so I’m sorry that you’ve had to go a few weeks with out my sassy self. While July was a month filled with triumph August was a month filled with some of the highest and lowest points in life.
That said life is too flipping amazing to be down in the dumps all the time! Lets talk about something amazing.
Today, September 4, 2017, I woke up and said screw it to cleaning my house that so desperately needs it and decided to run the Deadwood Half Marathon course with Kris. Here is whats amazing about it. I have been dealing with some incredible pain as of late, and I didn’t have any when I woke up, I have not been able to take the long runs I’ve needed for training, and I decided on this run without hesitation, and it is to date the longest run of my life.
If I dont get a boat load of kudos on Strava heads might roll.
Throughout this run I kept thinking back to where I was even a week ago, struggling to get an easy 4 miles in dealing with cramps, depression, and worrying about things out of my control. Today the air was cool and crisp, I was running with my best friend, I only had to stop to poop twice, and I felt good! (Until about mile 10 then I wanted to curl up and die, but I kept going, and that’s what matters!) Finally, I ended up running 2 miles further than I originally planned, turning my Half Marathon into 15 miles. If there was a run that I needed to get back in the groove, today was it.
The lesson I learned is that no matter how much life kicks you down, stresses you out, or makes you hate waking up in the morning, you have to make a decision to be the best version of yourself, and I did just that. I still have a goal to run a marathon, I still need to work to reach it, and I am the only person who can hold myself back.
Here’s to two months of hard training and making dreams come true.