Man, you know you’ve been slacking on your blogging when you try to log into your account and it takes you about five minutes longer than it should to log in.
I like to blog when the mood strikes or when I want to put something down that I want to document or when I want reflect “out loud”.
My last post talked about how bummed I was that I didn’t get into the New York City Marathon – but I’m over it. On National Running Day, I signed up for my first full marathon – the Dallas Marathon on December 14, 2014! I felt so queasy just hitting the submit button on the registration form! My nerves have settled down a lot and now I’m just anxious to start the training cycle.
Last night, I had such a fun and happy run that it made me feel thankful this morning. I wanted to take some time and just reflect on how my running is so much different than it was a year ago and how thankful I am about it.
I’m thankful that I’ve consistently kept up my weekend long runs even though I don’t have anything long distance on the race calendar for several more months. I’m thankful that I can even do long runs! It’s so satisfying to see when your efforts start paying off. I’m thankful for all the opportunities running has brought to the forefront. Running in different states; checking out trails; meeting new people; finishing a race on the fifty yard line in Soldier Field with my bestie and husband. So many fun things lately!
I don’t mean for this to come across as braggy. I just wanted to take a minute to really think about how far I’ve come in the running world. Hmm, nope, that still seems braggy, oops! I guess along with thankful, I’m happy.
I haven’t done it all myself. I’m thankful for the people that support me by answering questions; review training plans; letting me blah blah blah about running; and for the people who are always so genuinely excited to hear about my endeavors. It always gives me the extra push and it makes my heart happy.