Let me live on the top of my mountain for just one post. Basking in the sunlight of the “post-race high.”
I completed a Half Marathon yesterday. It was my third time running 13.1 miles. And I completed this feat three consecutive years.
Boo ya, baby.
Back when I created my my LinkedIn profile a little over year ago, it looked a little weird to have Running listed as one of my skills. According to everything I read about LinkedIn, the tool is supposed to be an online resumé of sorts, allowing people to catch a glimpse of your professional career – a snapshot of what you’ve accomplished.
Naturally then, when it came time to list those things I felt I excelled at, I thought Running should be included in my repertoire even though it was a personal versus professional endeavor.
Every runner (or weight lifter, or cyclist, or swimmer) finds a way to stick with their routine through the good and the bad and discovers new ways to mix it up to avoid pain, boredom, and burn out.
I’d be willing to bet the majority of 9-to-5’ers I know working in corporate America run the risk of suffering those same consequences.
Again, this could just be my endurance euphoria speaking, but I have better clarity today for having set and surpassed a goal.
Knowing that I had in it me to follow through on a commitment I made to myself months ago feels amazeballs (thanks to my cousin, Jen, for that phrase).
And it proves I will work hard. In my family. In my workplace. In life.
The results of sacrifice, when you can truly step back and appreciate them, will always overshadow temporary pain.
Oh, and I’ve already re-absorbed more calories than I burned in the past 24 hours, and I wish I could say they were all from fruits and veggies, but…come on…you know me better than that. Here’s to killer burgers and pancakes!
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