I never intended to run a marathon (due to concerns shared in my last post). So when I found myself signed up for one, I hadn’t thought about what to expect. Each run brought a new discovery. These were some of my favorite discoveries:
#1 – It’s a huge confidence booster.
It was my first double digit (10 miles+) run. After nine miles, giddiness overtook me. Despite being on a crowded public trail, I couldn’t resist. I NEEDED to celebrate. My arms rose into the air, and I started fist pumping and yelling “I just ran 10 miles!” People probably thought I was a nut job. But I was thrilled. For days I kept thinking, I actually ran 10 miles this week! The confidence I gained from running, benefited every aspect of my life. My performance at work improved. I felt STRONG!