This year, I was tasked with running/walking the 90-minute event. Any female secondary students who ran more laps than I did would earn bonus points on a test. I was super pleased I was able to complete 6 laps (about 6.6 miles). I'm fairly confident that I had one more in me, but a middle school girl finished lap 6 just a few feet in front of me. There was no way she had another lap in her, so I stopped. No reason to ruin her hard work just in the name of proving something to myself.
I did, however, prove to myself that I miss running. More importantly, I proved to myself that I'm still able to run. I didn't win any awards or set any records, but I did it. I ran more than a 10k in less than 90 minutes. That's something I'm proud of because 1.) I told myself last year that I'm just not a runner and 2.) I hadn't trained for this at all. I'm excited to see my confidence build as I work back into running.
More than my own lap numbers, I'm super proud of Team Us. This beautiful family of mine ran a combined 33 laps (just over 36 miles) Carson actually completed the most laps the fastest of anyone at today's event.
I love that everyone agreed to come to my work function. I love that everyone ran instead of just playing on phones. I love that healthy, fun is part of our life. Healthy living is a relatively new addition to our collective lives, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Not the weight or endurance results, but the self-confidence and positive attitude results. I love that I'm part of the fitness. I didn't start doing anything fitness-like in my life until 2012. I'm so grateful that I don't just have to sit on the sidelines (though I love cheering for my people). I am able to participate. That isn't a blessing I take for granted.
To many more miles together,