Sometimes I do things that I later wonder why I even attempted such a foolish thing. Today was one of those days. I signed up to run a 10K. That is 6.2 miles for those metric-challenged. It was the Corporate Cup Run in Omaha. I am not the fastest runner in the world but my main goal today was to finish the race without walking. I accomplished my goal. It is the farthest I have ran since I was hurt in 1991. Last year I was running every day – at least an hour a day, but this year, I don’t run as much. When I do run, it is a struggle just to run 45 minutes so today was indeed a challenge.
I’m sitting at home now – almost unable to move! 🙂 I knew it would be like this but I accomplished my goal. All of the pain I feel now is completely worth it because I accomplished something I set out to do.
Isn’t that how we should live our lives? Set a goal and no matter how much it hurts, or how long it takes, keep pushing until you achieve your goal.
For those keeping score – I ran nonstop for 1 hour 38 minutes! Like I said – not the fastest hare in the pack. More like the tortoise.
*** UPDATE ***
Official time results were released and I wasn’t as slow as I thought I was! Official time was 1 hour 36 min 41 sec.