Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I Found My Running Legs
Some big mile markers are on the road ahead. My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next month. And my five year blogaversary is coming up in August. There were times when my legs cramped. I wondered if my pace was right. No matter how hilly the course got or how difficult the conditions, I told myself, "keep running." Long distance runners will tell you there is a time when you hit the wall. Every runner experiences this. The real battle isn't in your legs – it's in your head. You decide whether to keep going or give up. The good news is that if you can find a way to keep going, something good happens – you find your running legs.
Here are some words that describe what it feels like to find your running legs: exhilaration, confidence, hope, perseverance, optimism, positivity, endurance, peace, strength and happiness. It feels good to be on the track. I don't really care when I cross the finish line. It's not the finish line that I'm concerned with. It's the journey. I plan to savor every step. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share the road with you. You inspire me to keep going. If you have a moment, please share what mile markers you are approaching in your life.