Today I Am …
I have run a 5K at a 6:30 per mile pace. But today, I am not that runner.
I have run a half marathon faster than a 7:30 per mile pace. But today, I am not that runner.
I have run a marathon at an 8:06 per mile pace. But today, I am not that runner.
Today, I walked 20-minute miles while pushing an infant in a stroller.
Today, I walk on the treadmill until I’m strong enough to run again.
Today, I’m choosing not to compare myself to where I used to be or where I want to be. It’s easy to judge ourselves and never be satisfied where we are. It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others’ journeys or our own past journeys. Today, I will not do that.
Today, I’m proud of where I’ve been and excited about where I’m going.
Today, I know that I will be stronger, fitter and faster than I was before. Starting over can feel overwhelming, but every goal worth attaining has to begin somewhere.
Today, I am a runner patiently waiting to run again.
Tell me about where you are in your running journey today.