This weekend, I went for my long run for Team in Training.
Most runs, I let my mind go blank, forgetting about stresses and troubles and to-do lists at home. I let my mind go free from all of it, letting my iPod pound out good music in my ears.
And this weekend’s run was the same.
Miles 1, 2, and 2.5 were all about my body warming up, trying to find a good, even-paced rhythm, regulating my breathing, wishing and hoping for my muscles to feel loose. Mile 3 I hit my stride and I felt GOOD.
Somewhere between Mile 3 and Mile 3.5, my iPod played Stand by Me by Ben E. King. Then, Lean on Me by Bill Withers. I thought about all of the encouragement and support that I have received from my sisters here at The Sisterhood, not only for my weight loss journey and accomplishing my fitness goals, but also the all around support I have received in life, motherhood, and “other stuff”. I thought about how far I have come and how it would have been so much more difficult if I had done it on my own.
I thought about crossing the finish line of the 1/2 marathon in San Diego with my sisters, some at my side, some already there waiting for me.
I promptly burst into tears. As I was running. Tears streaming down my face, gasping to get my breathing under control.
Do you know hard it is to run and cry at the same time?!
My sisters here mean oh so much to me. I have lots of internal motivation, but the majority of my external motivation is provided by all of ya’ll. Ya’ll are close to my heart, with every step I run.
Thank you. Thank you, thank you , thank you.
Now, I know there are lots and lots of new folks here, that have joined us for this team challenge. I might not know you just yet. Others might not have “met” you yet. Please, take a moment and introduce yourself in the comments section. Tell me as much as you want or as little as you want.
I want to know.
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