So, today I had planned a run for this morning and, when my alarm went off, I decided to enjoy my day and sleep in! Why not? It is my birthday after all!
I have decided that whether I get 5 more runs in or only 2 between now and my race day, it’s okay. I know I can run 6.2 miles already. I’ve done as much as 10! I’m good with it. I have no current PR, so whatever pace I run will be my PR! I know it won’t be too slow, but I’m not expecting to be under a 9 minute mile either. I can’t run at that pace on a regular run yet anyway! Why would I be able to do it in DC?
I turn 49 today! I have no qualms about announcing it or that everyone knows that! I am more fit, healthy and active than most of the people I know in their 20s! I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish in these last 2 years (almost, it’ll be 2 years in February). I think it’s incredible to make such great progress in such a short amount of time! I didn’t have 100 pounds to lose, but 30 pounds was enough for me! It was harder than it had ever been when I was younger. I’ve had to work harder (much harder), more often and eat much smarter than I ever had to before!
The best present so far today is realizing just how great it is to be 49 by date, but 29 by mind, soul and spirit!