I ran the YMCA’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning ("run" being perhaps a bit strong, since I am very slow). It was my fourth 5K, and I’m still very, very slow, but I am ecstatic to be able to report I ran the entire distance this time. I’ve been working on resting while still running, and –surprise, surprise–training works. I felt pretty good afterward and now that I know I can actually go the distance, I’ll work on running faster. Or longer. Or maybe both.
Someone on a hike yesterday asked why not just hike all the time instead of running. I adore walking and hiking, and especially long distance hiking, but running makes me feel like Wonder Woman. I walk back to the car taller and stronger, feeling like I can do anything. Anything. My only wish is that I started doing it a long time ago.