from mile to marathon

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

signed up today

... for the Oklahoma City Marathon on April 25.

I started running, somewhat tentatively (2 miles per weeek, that is) in December. In January I picked up some conviction. For whatever reason, it does not come easy.

The most I did so far was an uncomfortable 16 miles, a cold and back-breaking run, the wind like the blade of a knife against my skin, the pain like the edge of a saw at my spine. I strived to put all the thoughts of running out of my mind, and I ran. It worked.

Even when I do not think, I know every step takes me closer. I am running to Oklahoma.


At 2:18 PM, Blogger Journey to a Centum said...

Nice to see you back in training! Stay healthy and have fun!

At 2:10 AM, Anonymous marathonmummy said...

Hello - your beautiful writing has just made me cry! I was searching to see if anyone else had had the same idea as me - to dedicate each mile of my marathon to somebody, and I came across your blog.

I love it.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Darrell said...

There is beauty in knowing that every step takes you closer.


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