Once you are an athlete, it’s difficult to participate in any sort of competition without putting a little pressure on yourself.
Well, it is for me, anyway.
I have never run a race or competed in a triathlon without setting one (or five) goals and stressing about meeting all of them.
Not until today.
Today I ran a half marathon.
I ran it with a couple friends.
I have no idea what my time was.
I don’t know what place I came in.
I didn’t stress about a single thing.
In fact, I forgot my iPod.
Two years ago, this would have sent me into a tailspin.
Run 13 miles?
But today I didn’t really care.
I was doing it for the experience.
To hear the crowd, to see the beach, to smell the salt water.
To have fun.
And you know what?
I did just that.
I had a great morning.
it doesn’t suck.
Trying new things isn’t scary.
And I can’t wait for the next new adventure.
Number 1! Please keep me there!
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