Today, I walked out of the gym, my head held high. I left five miles on that treadmill. Five. Miles. I never in my life, thought that I would be someone that could run five miles. Not only did I run the five miles, but my breathing was controlled, my leg cramping was minimal and I felt fantastic! I could have kept going, if I didn't have other things on my schedule.
Now, the ten mile run I have planned with some friends in four and a half weeks doesn't seem so daunting. The half marathon? Bring it. I KNOW that I can do this. I might not be the fastest runner (okay, I know I'm not the fastest runner), but I'm faster than I was before. I'm running farther than I was before. I'm stronger than I was before.
I'm better than I was before.