In this whole experience, there have been many lessons learned.
- I never expected to EVER be able to make it as far as I did during training. The 10 miles of run/walking that I did a few weeks ago is what I will take with me - knowing that I trained and pushed myself to do something that at one point seemed impossible is enough.
- Also, in the spirit of being true to myself, I have accepted that I do not like running. I tried (oh how I tried) to like it - but I don't. Getting out the door to go run is 1million times harder than getting out the door to bike, or swim, or Zumba, or even spinning. So I will continue to workout, and be healthier - but I am going to focus on what I enjoy!
- Lastly, after being sent to get an MRI, to check for an aneurysm or tumor, shook my world a little. While I didn't want to overreact or over-dramatize the situation, I couldn't help but wonder about my future. Not knowing if my headaches were something serious, or not, reminded me of the preciousness of life.
Good Luck to everyone who is racing!