It's hard to believe that 4 years ago this week I started training with Team in Training for my very first Half Marathon (Disney Half in Jan 2010.) Prior to this, I was a casual walker. Did not stick to it much. Now four years later, I have completed 6 half marathons, many 5K's, gone through 4 pairs of running shoes.
I have enjoyed every moment of it. It is such a joy to train, push myself, and fellowship with other runners and walkers.
Now I look forward to my next race - the Women's Running Series in St Pete's. This is my 3rd time to participate in this race. But this year, I am thrilled to doing it with several of my close friends - Vickie, Vicki, Karen, Kim, and Jessica. We have been training together for several months.
It's August 3 and I have completed 524 miles so far this year. Yes, I am behind for my 1000 mile goal for this year, but looking back, I am thrilled that I have stuck with it for 4 years straight.
I thank God for His grace, strength, and mercy. Philippians 4:13
I am already dreaming about turning 40 next year and celebrating with another Half.