Today I ran my first 5K.
My goal was to finish in under 26 minutes.
I finished in 25 minutes, 32 seconds.
AND .... I had the fastest time in my division. Yes, we were a slow group and it was a small race!
I can run faster and farther than at any other point in my life.
I plan to run another half-marathon before the end of the year. And, who knows, maybe, just maybe, I will shoot for the whole darn thing.
So, yes, I am patting myself on the back here, but, never, ever did I think I could run more than 3 miles at an 8-minute-mile pace.
Until recently ....
And that does, indeed, me bring me some joy.