I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I needed to be. (Douglas Adams)
Why do I run? Because I like a challenge. Because I want to see how far I can push myself. Because I love that light-headed feeling I get when I'm going all out. Because I love the community, the support, the people. Because, on days like today, I feel like I can fly, like I've conquered the world. First triathlon in the books: @jccindianapolis Indoor Triathlon, 20 minutes each swim, bike, run.
Triathlon? Me? Hah. No way. I don’t want to go there. I can’t go there.
Once I was all, “Runner? Me? Hah. No way. I don’t want to go there. I can’t go there.”
Once I was all, “Long distance relationships? Me? Hah. I’m done with that shit. It never ends well.”
Why not do something that scares you? Something you didn’t think you could do? Maybe it’ll end up being exactly what you were missing in your life. I can hardly imagine my life without running. I can’t imagine my life at all without Karl and the seven months of long-distance dating we went through before he moved down here. I may not have done the things I thought I would or taken the paths I imagined, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. How is it that facing your fears usually ends up being fun, empowering, amazing?