“The only way to define your limits is to go beyond them”- Anonymous
If you would me a year ago that in 2008 I would run more total miles than I had in all previous years combined, I would have laughed in your face.
If you would have told me after I finished the Bridge Run to turn around and run back to the start, I would have told you where to shove it.
If you told me that Saturday, December 6, 2008 I would finish the Kiawah Island Half Marathon without stopping to walk, and in 2 hours, 15 minutes (10:22 minute miles, not awful…not the winning time) I would have told you to wake up from your dream…
But then again, I do have the medal to prove it!
Growing up I won my fair share of ribbons and tropheys, but I have to admit, nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishment I had Saturday morning. There is something about running, testing your body, testing your mind…testing your limits. Doing something that you never thought possible. It makes me believe that I truly can do anything I put my mind to.
Who knows what I will attempt in 2009. For now I’ll just be wearing my silver medal around town my house, reminding myself that anything is possible.
Thanks to my BSR’s for all of their support, also to all of my real life and bloggy friends. Your words, texts, emails, calls meant so much to me.