Halfway to 500 miles!
A milestone was set during the race I ran yesterday. Yes. At Mile Marker 8, as I turned into a very strong wind and was nearing the final two miles of the Papa John’s 10 Miler in Louisville, Kentucky…
It’s just now heading into April, and here I am at the halfway mark to my goal of running 500 miles this year. Let me tell you, I’m happy with where I stand on that…and extremely proud of the hard work, and runs, that have gotten me here. Whether these miles were clocked on the dreadmill, the road, or a race, they have led me to a fantastic halfway mark.
Here’s what I have gotten out of this so far…several races, new PRs, and that fantastic feeling I get when I lace up my shoes and just head on out to hit the road. Nothing in life makes me happier than the feeling I get when I’m running. I am not the fastest person out there. I don’t aim to be fast. I just aim to meet my goals. And every time I head out, I set one. It doesn’t matter how short or how long the run, how hard or how easy, whether I do hill repeats or just take to the flat lands, I find joy in every run.
After such a fantastic race yesterday, hitting that 250 mile mark is just the icing on my gluten-free cake! I am really doing this. I am really making some great progress and headway. And I’m loving every footfall, every breath, and, yes, even every hill. Because what this all is doing is just…making me better. I can see it when I finish strong. I can see it when I set a new PR. And even when I don’t, I can feel it in my stride, my breathing, everything about how I run.
So, here I sit…halfway there…and I couldn’t be prouder.
For all of you who set your own goals this year…I hope you find your hard work paying off as well.