I’ve never spent so much time reflecting on something before. Missing out on my first marathon this past weekend really hit me hard. You wouldn’t even believe the tears that were shed. It was like a roller coaster. I went from crying and being angry to simply giving up and telling myself that I was hanging up my shoes.
Not having the chance to prove myself was the most frustrating of all. But I am firm believer that everything (and I mean everything) happens for a reason. And for whatever reason, the Southernmost Marathon wasn’t “my race”. The moment I let myself be okay it, I was longing for a race. I’m not ready to hang up my shoes just yet. There’s just too much fight in me. So….I’m back!
Today after work I ran three miles. It felt good to be running again. Lacing up my shoes felt so right. So now I’m after redemption. With a new race in sight and an updated training schedule, it’s back to the grind. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to continue marathon training.
My comeback race is going to be the Space Coast Full Marathon. This race has been sold out and getting in wasn’t even an option. Until I got connected with a great charity and found a bib. Just another example that everything happens for a reason.
Will I see you at Space Coast? Have you ever had a redemption race before?