In January, I decided to begin training for the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon. I had never ran a distance in my life so this goal seemed silly even as I was writing out my schedule. Nagging doubts plagued me so I quietly started my treadmill runs. Slowly, the doubts subsided as I crossed out each workout and gained momentum both physically and mentally. I kept my eye on each day’s requirement and barely looked ahead to the long runs that seemed daunting, at best.
I ran the race on Sunday, May 17th with 4000 others and witnessed people of all shapes and sizes, determined and anxious. We were all on our own personal race. Being there with all of those runners, with all of there own stories, was so powerful. It gave me much to ponder as I pounded out each mile. I fought hard for each one –I’ll be the last one to tell you that running that race was easy. It wasn’t easy but it was so worth it both in knowledge and experience.
Now that the race is over I have learned so much from these last months.
Running is basic movement.
It’s meditative and rhythmic.
It’s a test of mental stamina even more than physical.
It borders on spiritual.
For me, running is so much more that lacing up my shoes. For me, it’s a goal; finished.
But it doesn’t have to end.
For me, it’s the fascinating realization that I can run and by running I can accomplish anything.
The grass doesn’t grow under this girl’s feet. Her ambition and energetic spirit not only comes across in her running but also in her talents as a hairdresser. Come in and give Molly a visit, we can guarantee you will not be disappointed.