April 24, 2010

The Great Big Little Things that Bring Me Joy: Part Four

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.

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