Tomorrow I will run the furthest I have ever run...14 miles! I think the furthest I have run to date is 13.3. Its days like tomorrow that make my heart beat fast. 14 miles may not seem like a big deal to some...but to me it's a big deal. I still remember my first double digit run...do you? It's funny because sometimes when I'm running; on big days like tomorrow I want to tell everyone while I am running..."Hi I am Jill and I am running 14 miles right now...and it's my first time running this distance". It makes me proud to see where I am going, where I have been and the journey in between.
I feel so blessed to have such a great group of people that care about me and support my running. Some of things people have said to me, this week about my running brings tears to my eyes. They have no idea how much it means to me to hear their thoughts and encouragement. Some of these people are very close to me and others don’t know me that well. The encouragement I get from them is HUGE and it makes me want to keep going on this journey. This journey that is more than just RUNNING...it's my life. I started running to lose weight, but like most of us who run it ends up being WAY more than just a physical, healthy thing to do...it becomes our freedom, our passion and more.
Some will never know the feeling of finishing a run that feels like you just ACHIVED something BIG…Big for YOU! (I wish I could be better with my words...my thoughts never seems to translate as well once I start typing.)
Thank you to all of you bloggers who post motivating, inspirations things each day and who encourage me. I love reading your comments....I love it.
Now to go map my 14 miles!