Wednesday Word- Breakthrough


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

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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.

happy, getting faster, winning AG awards… (need help in improving my wardrobe choices.)

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.

thumbs up for the first one!

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).

Half Marathon #26 – 2:06:52 – PR!!!

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.)

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I’m also linking with Susie and Rachel and Debbie and Lora for the Running Coaches’ Corner.

Happy Running! Have you had any BREAKTHROUGHS with regard to running? Please share.

13 thoughts on “Wednesday Word- Breakthrough

  1. Aren’t you glad you just decide to try!? I did the same thing, I didn’t tell anyone! I just signed up and went and ran and I was so happy when I finished LOL However, my second one went so bad it took me out for a year before I would try again.


  2. I was pushed into doing my first half marathon by someone who ended up not doing it with me (it would have been the first for both of us) – I’m so glad I didn’t let her bailing stop me, because it’s pretty incredible to push yourself to a half marathon for the first time!

    Your outfits definitely have improved – you always look super cute now!


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