#RoadtoNikeDC

So, I signed up for a half marathon. With two months to train. Did I mention I’m not, nor have I ever been, a runner. Yeah, pretty stupid.

It’s an item that’s been on my complete by age 25 bucket list, but the decision, or rather whimsical thought, that I could do it this year was clearly not well thought out. But, it has brought clarity to the notion of trusting the process through my training and fitness journey, overall.

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First 8 mile run ever in life.

My impatience for seeing flat abs, strong legs and toned arms has always been my downfall for turning a New Years resolution into a routine. If there’s one thing these past few months have taught me, it’s to appreciate the in-between time. To treasure and appreciate the time it takes to achieve your goals because while it can be frustrating and defeating, it also builds a tremendous amount of strength (speaking physically, mentally and spiritually here). And God knows exactly what he’s doing because if I had long hair and flat abs tomorrow, you wouldn’t be able to tell me nothin as I run around in a sports bra and shorts, but I digress.

So, I’m practicing patience (for the first time in life). Embracing the “getting” and celebrating the little wins. Because really, there’s no end to my journey, only a higher level of achievement.

So, while I can’t wait to cross the finish line on April 27 and receive a Tiffany’s necklace, I’m already looking ahead to my next race.

“It’s not the having, it’s the getting.” – Elizabeth Taylor

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