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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

4 Miles

I did it. I told myself that I would run 4 miles today. I know that I am my own worst enemy at allowing myself to give up. I didn’t run every step; I did have to walk a few steps here and there. But I set a goal – and I achieved it. And it felt great.

Shelter Shuffle

Wow, what a day. This course was by far the toughest course I have ever run. The first obstacle was the 90% humidity. The course was designed where at least half of it was up hill. It rained yesterday and last night making everything soggy. We had three wet wooden bridges we had to cross. We were warned about the bridges being slippery. When I took my first step onto my first bridge, I realized what they meant. Also, wet leaves covered the route and were also slippery. The last part of the mile was up a wet grassy hill, around a water tower, then back down the wet grassy hill to the finish line.

I ran this race slower than any other race. My pace was a little over a 10 minute mile. But, with this course, I was fairly pleased with myself. I came in third of the overall females and first in my age group.

September 6, 2008

My next 5K is a week from today. It’s sobering not to know anyone running the race. My husband won’t be there with me. But, I am registered. I have raised my sponsorship money. The race is for a good cause. And, I will run.