I ran 10 miles last Saturday~my first double digit run in weeks~and no problems! Woo Hoo!
Over the past few months I have been a little, no, a lot discouraged with the fact that I won't be able to do my 40 by 40. (finances). But as I ran on Saturday, I realized, ironically, I am a runner! It doesn't matter if I don't run this race or that race, what matters is that I keep running. For alone time, for weight loss, for a faster time, whatever the goal may be. It is not the race that defines me as a runner, it's the fact that my feet hit the pavement every morning and I feel good doing it! I have been running for over 14 years, I have run 11 marathons, I guess I can call myself a "veteran" now, right? No matter what though, at the end of the day, I AM A RUNNER!