OK so we know by now I am tapering like crazy and I thought today I would post something I walk by every single day :)
This hangs on my stair way so I literally have to walk by it every day ;)
All those hooks on my medal rack are full already! I am grateful that I was able to race that much this year. 6 half marathons hang up there, 6 memories of 13.1 miles run, once in snow, twice in pouring rain, once in heat and humidity, once in hills and earning a new PR. 1 spartan race medal, bringing back times of my muddy adventure in which I had a feeling of accomplishment beyond a road race. It encouraged me to seek out more trail running, crossfit, and obstacle racing. And last 2 medals, when I placed in races this year. First is a 6K I came in second over all and it was the first time I placed in a race, I will never forget how excited I was. The other is when I won my age group for a 5K and was second woman to finish. Again a feeling that I cannot replicate. Pure joy in accomplishing something BIG.
Now I am planning something else BIG and I am trying to remember all of these little moments I have had this year. I feel like I have been building and building on this moment when I cross the finish line of that marathon I know it will be a feeling of pure joy and accomplishment.
So for today I am grateful to have these tiny reminders of why I do this and thankful of my great year so far.