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Half-Reflections..

Posted in 40 mile run, motivation, races, road with tags , , , , on September 12, 2010 by afuntanilla

This morning, while having my usual pre-run coffee, clif bar & water, i was reading through some old training journals. I came across this one from January 31, 1999. It was after I completed my 1st Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles) while still living in SF.

“Well, I did it. I really did it. A 1/2 Marathon. I’ve completed something very big – quite an accomplishment and I’m going to let myself have it. I need more room to write than what is provided here. It rained last night so i thought it’d rain in the race, but it didn’t. It was a little misty at the start. I almost can’t believe that I did it. It seemed like such a big feat and now it’s over. Kinda a bummer. I’m so proud of myself – proud for many reasons – because i committed myself to something & I stayed with it – because I never let myself quit – because I made a goal and smashed it – because I stayed committed to a program and essentially, myself. The course was pretty & fast – a lot through Golden Gate Park and along Great Highway. It was neat/refreshing to see the big waves as I ran. Some of the wind was incredibly fierce. It was just awesome though..I can’t believe how much the powergel helped. It wasn’t actually until mile 12 when I felt real tired – but now I know – I know I can run a full marathon & I will.

One of the best things about journals of any kind is to be able to look back and see where you were at a particular time in life. I hope this post inspires you to set a goal and tackle it, whether that be to walk a mile, run a 5k, finish a project, tell someone you love them, ask for a raise, take a dance class…whatever YOUR THING is…I hope you GO FOR IT!