29: Life Lessons from Running a Half Marathon with Cystic Fibrosis

One of my big personal goals for 2019 was to run a half marathon. Somewhere along the path of my 10k race in October 2018 I came up with the crazy idea. I figured that if I could run a 10k, maybe I could actually finish a half marathon, even if I had to walk some of it. Never mind the fact that I have Cystic Fibrosis – I wasn’t letting that stop me! Well, September 21, 2019 was the day that I accomplished this goal; the goal I never knew I needed! I learned some things with each passing mile, and I want to share them with you today. These are the 13 life lessons I learned from running a half marathon with Cystic Fibrosis.

Show Notes:

  1. How you finish something says a TON about who you are and how you show up for yourself.
  2. It’s okay to let yourself FEEL your emotions!
  3. It’s good to surprise yourself.
  4. Accomplishing something you never thought you could do feels amazing.
  5. Singing helps.
  6. Learning to encourage yourself will help you stay the course.
  7. Every mile you had to crawl to get you to your goal, matters. In fact, without the crawling, the victory wouldn’t taste so sweet.
  8. Your circumstances don’t call the shots. You do.
  9. Numbers don’t define you. YOU get to choose what defines you.
  10. Just because you can’t keep up with the best doesn’t mean you should stop trying.
  11. You’ve got more people cheering you on than you realize.
  12. It might be hard. It might be painful. But you can do hard things.
  13. You get this one life. Get in the game and give it your best.

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