I’m sitting in my hotel in Sedona, AZ and right outside my window, they are setting up for the Sedona Half Marathon, 10k & 5k. It’s only 6:30 AM and I can already feel the excitement and energy. I find myself with a lump in my throat.
There is something about running a race that brings up so many emotions. I think it’s seeing a group of people all aiming for the same goal, supporting each other along the way. It’s also the feeling of accomplishment…challenging yourself, pushing hard and going beyond what you thought possible.
In 2017, I ran the Twin Cities 10 mile. I wouldn’t have been able to complete it without the support of the Lifetime Fitness Run Club. The women in this picture helped me keep my pace as we talked, laughed, and cried.
I have Dystonia and I never thought that running 10 miles was possible. BUT…I took it one step at a time. I trained slowly but surely and before I knew it, I ran 10 miles!
The next time you question if you can do it, WHATEVER it is….if your negative voice is telling you that you can’t, if you have anxiety, if you have ANY disorder, if you don’t have a support system, or if people tell you that you can’t…
let me tell you…