Tomorrow is a huge day for the Half Marathon group….their first double-digit run!! This is so exciting. I think, no matter how long you’ve been running, this is one you never forget. You get yourself so worked up, go through the typical “oh no, what if i can’t do this?” thoughts, and then you get out there on the road and rule 11 miles!
I remember many of my milestone runs and they mean more to me than lots of other runs. There’s just something about getting out there and pushing past what you thought your limits once were. You just can’t help but feel proud. I remember my first 5 mile run like it was yesterday. I remember my first double-digit run with fond memories and even remember my first 20 miler with a smile.
Lots of other runs get forgotten but i have a feeling this is going to be one that is remembered for a long time. It’s more than exciting to see a group of people who thought, 3 months ago, that they couldn’t even run 1 mile. Look at them now; planning for their first 11 mile run!!
It’s amazing what the body can do if you get your mind to back it up! It’s certainly normal to be a little nervous but you’ve just gotta turn those nerves into excitement and use that extra adrenaline. I have complete faith in this great group and can’t wait to hear about their journey into the double digits!