Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Reflection and Redemption

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? 

17 comments:

  1. And you are going to be that much stronger come Dopey weekend! So glad you can still get in your marathon. You are going to be awesome! So happy for you!

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    1. Thanks Maggie! You are right. I am going to run this race as a stronger me! Thanks for your encouraging words!

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  2. Yay! It is fate. I am positive this happened for a reason. You will rock this one, instead :)

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    1. I am a BIG believer in fate and you're right...it totally happened for a reason. :o)

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  3. I also believe everything happens for a reason. Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you Nicolasa! I'm sure I'll need all the luck I can get. :o)

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  4. Sweet! Best of luck at Space coast! You are going to rock that race because it is totally meant to be!

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    1. Thank you Cecilia! I love second chances and Space Coast is my second chance!

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  5. So glad you found a new race and goal. Space Coast looks like a really fun race too!

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    1. Everyone raves about this race and so many people will be there. The bling isn't too shabby either!

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  6. So glad you were able to turn around the negative and focus on something new! You will rock it!

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    1. I hate that I even entertained the negative thoughts, but they're gone now. I'm back and I've got my eyes on the prize!

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  7. Happy to hear you are feeing more like yourself! You will be more prepared than ever for this race. I can't wait to hear all about it :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words Karen! It feels so good to be back to myself. You're SO right about being more prepared. I can't wait to rock Space Coast!

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  8. Yay! Can't wait to hear all about your comeback!!! I want to run this race someday; I'm a closet NASA freak ;)

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    1. I had no idea Kristen! You will HAVE to do this race one day. I think you would love it!

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  9. Yay! Can't wait to see you again at Space Coast!!!

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