I had an epiphany tonight. I was out for a walk and thinking about things like how disappointing my run was yesterday, will I ever be able to run 10k again, why am I putting myself through this, the view from the bridge is so pretty but running it sucks, and then suddenly it hit me. This Team Myles journey is a stepping stone or first step toward a lifestyle I want which includes running and being a part of this amazing running community we are so fortunate to have here. I’ve been putting so much pressure on myself to run faster, further and keep up with others when really I should be celebrating the fact that I AM running again and with more practice and support from my running family, my goals will be reached over time. This Blue Nose 10k might not be the fastest I’ve ever run it, but I’m back, and I’m going to give it my all!
Time to stop worrying about things that are out of my control and to enjoy the process (every bit of it). We have less than four weeks to go and I when I look back on the memories of this journey, I want to remember the important things like how fortunate I was to be given the privilege of being on this team, and the lessons I learned along the way.
The next time I run across that bridge, I’m going to count my blessings with every step and toss the worry and negativity into the wind!!