Back then my only goal was to finish the marathon, to cross it off my Bucket List.
|After the 2008 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon|
with my mom and step-dad., looking bloated.
I can remember talking to a male running buddy whose BQ time was 3:30, which means maintaining a 8:00 pace. That sounded IMPOSSIBLE to me. And then, less than a year later, I did that and then some, running a 3:27 and qualifying myself.
|After the 2010 IMT Des Moines Marathon with my mom. Did you catch the |
theme of my mom wearing bright green? It makes her easier to spot.
Grit: firmness of character; fortitude; determination.
For me, running requires sacrifice. And to get where I want to get to, it will require more than I'm currently giving. Most days it seems overwhelming but occasionally it feels possible.
And the possibility of what could be is what keeps my feet moving forward.