October 19

Half-marathon training
Week ten, day three

You know how those motivational sayings all talk about taking the first step? “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” “The first step is the toughest.”

Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not true. The first step is NOT the hardest part of the journey. Putting on your damn shoes is the hardest part!

I only had two miles to run yesterday, and decided to do them at the Katy Trail. Even for someone as slow as me, that’s less than half an hour of running. But by the time I got home, flipped through the mail, had a drink, changed clothes, found a hair tie, found something to put my keys in while I ran, fought back through rush-hour traffic…it was an hour later and I was annoyed! Of course all that went away as soon as I fell into my rhythm and I was in a much better mood when I was finished.

If you’re up to lacing up your own shoes, come out and run the Glow Run on Nov. 17! It raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is going to be a ton of fun. Or, if you have four hours to spare, come volunteer to man a water station with Tony and me! For each volunteer that joins us, I’ll get $60 towards my fundraising!


About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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