Thursday, June 27, 2013
Today, I was reading a spark blog where one of my friends ran for 8 minutes. A new time record for her in her C25K program.
Being a new long distance time for her, and her elation in conquering it, it reminded me of something I think about during many of my runs. I run on the same trails and streets a lot. There is one trail which has .1 mile markers, and I used them to measure how far I had run.
One day, a couple of years ago, I had decided to run to lose weight. I was in shape, but not necessarily for running. So I would jog a bit then walk a bit. Day by day, I ran farther and farther.
A few days into my new endeavor, I decided to just keep running as far as I could. I started at mile .0 and when I passed .3 miles I walked. I was elated! I ran .3 miles without stopping. Wow! I am old and slow, but I ran .3 miles straight. That's almost a third of a mile!
Nowadays, 2 years later, I run farther and longer. I'm still old and slow, but in much better shape.
I run past that .3 marker a few times a week. Sometimes I see it and smile, sometimes I just don't think about it and run right by it. But, it's always there to remind and inspire me, to keep running harder and stronger.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.