January 7, 2013

More than a mile

I want to remember today. 16 weeks from now….I want to remember what today felt like. I want to remember that I took 3 weeks off from running thanks to a head cold/double ear infection/Christmas Vacation/Anniversary Cruise….and today hurt. It was cold outside today. Every breath was painful cold air. Yet with every breath of hurt came eager anticipation. Today I might have only ran one mile… but it was the first of many as I (and my sweet friend Katie) started our 16 week half marathon training plan. I’ve never set a goal this huge that requires this much from my body (well natural childbirth may qualify, but that’s a whole different category all it’s own)! And this one mile is one that will always hold a special place in my heart!

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