Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hard to cry and run at the same time...


What an amazing experience Saturday was. I had absolutely NO motivation to lace up and get out to run, but a co-worker of mine was determined to get started again and so I decided to join her. I am so glad I did.

The morning was pretty chilly and realizing that this race had a LOT of military/ex-military running coupled with me not having laced up since November, made it that more intimidating. All that faded into oblivion when the National Anthem played pre-race and I say all our military and their families salute our Stars and Stripes. It sent a chill down my spine and brought tears to my eyes. As we all lined up, the Wounded Warriors went first. Again, crying at their determination and guts. I felt so small at how I complained over my notion of not being "ready" for this race. Hell, if these individuals with their challenges could get out and run, I could, too.

This race felt so different. Maybe it was the inspiration that surrounded me. Maybe it was my readiness to get back out and get into race mode. Maybe it was the good Lord showing me the various blessing that surrounded me at that time. IDK. All I know is I ran this race in 35 minutes. Am I ready to break 30 minutes? Ehhhhh...not quite, but I sure am ready to try.

Now...get out there and RYAO!!!