The first Wednesday of each month, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
Today’s word is Breakthrough
For me, a breakthrough happened several years after running ONLY 5ks.
This is nothing wrong with only racing the 5k distance.
But I had convinced myself that since I was an older runner, I was NOT capable of running any longer race distance.After a health-related scare, I decided in 2011, to give the 13.1 distance a shot.
I didn’t tell anyone (except my hubby) because I had serious doubts about my ability to complete the distance.But I did it! I loved it and I went on to run 5 half marathons that first year.
I have continued to run several half marathons each year (unless I was injured).I didn’t stop running 5ks. I still love that distance but I am so glad that I made the decision to run a half marathon. I discovered that what I thought was holding me back (age) did not and that I had to potential to run 131.1 miles (and even run them pretty well.)
Happy Running! Have you had any BREAKTHROUGHS with regard to running? Please share.