There’s a level of motivation missing for me lately. I’m sure there are a few different reasons behind this but regardless if I can find something that motivates me to get out the door, I’m going to do it. And on Tuesday that meant running the track at my old middle school.
I set out to do GPP’s Run + Lunge workout with additional running to/from the track to get my 3 1/2 mile planned run. This was no easy feat but when all was said and done, I felt amazing!
As I ran around the track on Tuesday I was reminded of where I was last time I ran this track. I was the girl unable to run a 1/4 mile without walking; I was the girl the gym teachers would advise to walk the curves and run the straightaways; I was the girl told not to participate in the 24 hour run because they didn’t think I could finish even with weeks of training.
But here I am nearly 15 years later (is that right?) running this track without walking, having completed a 1/2 marathon only months earlier and training for my second. Would anyone have ever imagined I’d be here now?
And as I ran lap after lap and as I ran home, I found myself reflecting on those years, reflecting on how far I’ve come and being really proud of where I am, so strong, so able, and as the athlete I never thought I could be. I used this to power me through and as those lunges left my legs feeling all jelly-like, I didn’t slow down or give up; I took breaks where needed and kept going strong.
I found my motivation Tuesday morning and who knew it was hiding in my past?