We all begin again, every single minute. And I am beginning to feel that there is a lot more to these beginnings than we choose to acknowledge.Read More
Again and again, Begin.
I'm a runner, but you don't have to be a runner to appreciate this.
At my first and only triathlon in 2011.
I remember when I started running (not too long ago), and how completing a 5K seemed nearly impossible. My husband and I began with a couch-to-5K program, incorporating walking with running, gradually increasing the running portions.
We elatedly completed a 5K.
I remember when, in an adrenaline-rush, we decided to go for a half marathon....which seemed equally insane and impossible. We began with running 3.1 miles, which we already knew how to do.
We joyously crossed the finish line at a half marathon.
That was a few years ago.
Tomorrow morning, I am supposed to be running 13.1 miles in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
At least, that's what the registration indicates.
Image from http://www.500festival.com/mini-marathon
In reality, tomorrow morning I will be probably still be snuggled up in my bed while thousands of people line up to run.
And it's killing me inside.
Even that which we initially dread can become a beautiful experience through a new perspective.
By Trailmind at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
I had a beautiful morning run last week. I've stopped running for most of December, so getting back into the habit is quite a challenge.