Busy weekend here, with my other birthday, and a race. I have been blessed with my mother's mistake of writing the wrong month on my birth certificate - so I take full advantage of her mistake, and happily celebrate both. Seeing as my birthday often went forgotten growing up, I somehow feel I am owed :) Even still the family seems to forget one of them - so I really still only get one - just in case you were thinking how unfair that I get two!!
Anyways, two more birthdays have come and gone, still have not decided on my birthday wish. My first birthday I felt retrospective. My second I am looking towards the future and all that it holds. With that in mind I completed a 10k run - and felt great. I had the honour of running with my father who has broken both feet, threw out his back a couple of days prior to the race and is 66 years old - and he still kicked my ass!!!
It's been a very long time since I have trained for a race. And I discovered that training as a single parent is very difficult. I can't say that I was really prepared for this race but I had a few goals, and I accomplished them all. And I must say that it felt great to be running again.
My first goal was pretty simple - to finish. My second was to not stop - and the third (which occurred to me around the 7km marker) was to beat the three runners ahead of me. I did so at the finish line.
I am feeling it today, but it's that good sore feeling. And it just makes me think what I am gonna do next ....