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.
- How you finish something says a TON about who you are and how you show up for yourself.
- It’s okay to let yourself FEEL your emotions!
- It’s good to surprise yourself.
- Accomplishing something you never thought you could do feels amazing.
- Singing helps.
- Learning to encourage yourself will help you stay the course.
- 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.
- Your circumstances don’t call the shots. You do.
- Numbers don’t define you. YOU get to choose what defines you.
- Just because you can’t keep up with the best doesn’t mean you should stop trying.
- You’ve got more people cheering you on than you realize.
- It might be hard. It might be painful. But you can do hard things.
- You get this one life. Get in the game and give it your best.
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