One year ago I ran because of depression. Because I was hurting.
This year I ran because I wanted to challenge my mind and body. Because I discovered that sometimes, I really love running.
On Saturday I completed my Run A Race This Summer Challenge: a 6.5k trail run.
I placed 45th out of 101 runners, 9th out of 36 in my age category. My friend Richard placed 28th overall! It was invigorating and fun and hard. Running on a muddy, hilly trail is so much different than running on flat city pavement.
Yesterday I decided to begin the two hundred squats challenge as a celebration of having completed my Run A Race challenge. I did the initial test to see how many squats I can perform consecutively with good form (using a mirror and everything to ensure I wasn’t getting sloppy), and I did 210. Beginning and completing a challenge in one day has to be some kind of record for me! All in all, it was a pretty good weekend for fitness.
You. Can. Run.