As I pushed the last 100 yards of the race tonight, my body was telling me to stop. My lungs were aching and my right knee was throbbing; but I pushed through and crossed the finish line running. The final stretch there were people along the course cheering you on, telling you the end was close...you were almost there. I felt enormous pride in this thing I was doing. This thing that I thought was so far out of reach for me.
I am proud of my hard work. It hasn't been easy, that's for sure. And there have been many moments where I thought "this is good enough" but I kept pushing and I'm glad I did. My only regret is that I waited until last summer to start...I should have started earlier. So if there are any of you out there who want to change something...whatever it is...do it. Today. Make a change today - whether it is large or small - that will get you closer to your goal.
Thank you to those who have encouraged me on my journey...now bring on the next race!
And now for the pics:
|Me and my biggest fan...pre-race.|
|The girls...yes those are tutus...and yes we ran in them. :)|
|Me and Becca...about 2/3 of the way through|
|All done - we got our finisher medals!|