Tomorrow I will be running in my first race since the LA Marathon.
It’s not a marathon. It’s not a half marathon. It’s a 10K.
6.2 miles that mean the world to me.
I have only run one 10K since I started racing. It was the second stepping stone in achieving my almost life long dream, to run a marathon.
For some crazy reason I needed to go in order. 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon.
I never cared if I did another official 10K in my life. What I wanted was distance, and once I got there, I never looked back.
Starting over this training has taught me A LOT. I have always felt running was a gift. But now I know running DISTANCE is an even greater gift. I don’t think I ever took it for granted. I know I have been VERY lucky to have done what I have at my age. But I did lose track of the importance of the small steps that I took that got me to where I have always wanted to be. This training has taught me that the basics always remain the most important part of reaching any goal, no matter how many times you achieve that goal. This is something I have taken very seriously this time around.
Running is such a journey … one I learn from every day. I can’t think of anything I’ve ever done, where I’ve leaned more about myself than in the setbacks I have had in my running shoes.
So, tomorrow with great anticipation I will run my second official 10K at the Vista Strawberry Festival. I am trained and ready. I will do the very best I can … and I will humbly appreciate every little step that gets me to that finish line … and I will know in my heart that every step I take is moving me closer to achieving my dream.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you appreciate the little things!!!