If you had told me 12 weeks ago, as we attempted to run up Citadel Hill for 30 seconds, and walk for 30 seconds, for a total of 12 minutes, that I would actually be ready to run a 10 km, I would NOT have believed you. But I came back for each hill training night, and our long runs, believing that we were all working towards something.
I am still in shock that the Blue Nose Marathon weekend has passed, and that I ran 10km … without stopping, with my mentor, and friend for life Tanya Wagner Wile. Team Myles has a lot to celebrate, achievements and milestones were met. Our incredible coach Devin Sherrington beat his own personal best in the 10 km. And whether our team members did the 5 km or the 10 km, each of us finished. That is a pretty amazing feat. 12 weeks ago, most of us were armchair quarterbacks, looking for a way to get motivated to get off the coach in the cold, harsh winter.
10 km … is a long way to run. But as my father always reminds me, life is about the journey, not the destination. And what a journey its been. Team Myles was an incredible experience, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. Our Coach’s belief in our abilities never wavered – Devin Sherrington, you are truly a super hero to me, and always will be. Thank you to the mentors: Tanya, Christine, Tina and Paige for always showing up and helping each of us achieve our goals.
Thank you to the very generous sponsors who outfitted us in the best gear to ensure our success, showed us how to balance our athleticism with nutrition, and offered us cross training and yoga, and of course Chocolate Milk to Recharge our bodies after a run.
I’m still in shock that I actually ran 10km … to me it is still unbelievable, but I have the medal to prove it. Thank you Blue Nose Marathon for the opportunity to be a part of Team Myles – it was a life changing experience.