Monday, April 08, 2013
I needed to revisit what I did last spring, and remember that feeling.
Yesterday Caleb and I did some volunteer work for our Local no kill shelter, the were having a 5k and a fun run and needed race marshals and all around help.
I will be the first to admit I have lost some of my initial spark and I need to reload it. So there we were at the start/finish line of the 5k. What a big sense of anticipation and excitement.
We saw people from all walks of life, from the 5 year old to the over 80 year old. All different levels of fitness. At the start of the race and the initial burst of speed you could just feel, the excitement, That was what I was missing the excitement, less than 19 mins later the first runner was on his way back in, wow what a great time and what joy he had as he held is arms up over his head as he crossed the finish line! Again there was that spark, it was growing inside me again.
The mins were ticking by and other runners were coming in how about the little 10 year old who was struggling but as soon as I told her the white tent was the end and she could do it she said I think I can and really hit it hard. How about the 80 year old man, heck he finished in 26.13 what an amazing time!
By the time the last runner crossed the line at 61.27 a physically challenged 72 year old my Spark had reignited!
Today, I was at that same park following that same race course, feeling that excitement of yesterday! What happened I had a PB I came in at 26.04 never have I run that fast. I was always about a 11 min girl today 8.4 min!
Welcome back Spark you have been missed!
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