“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
Just one second was all it took to hit return. And that was all it took to change my life. I feel it already and I don’t kid myself. This is big. I have been running now for almost 18 months exactly. Still a newbie. But in that time I have run a handful of 5 Ks, a fantastic 10 K fall run, a freeze-my-butt off 5 mile run–uphill, a 4 mile run for a girl with cancer, and TWO half-marathons.
And now I am headed to the big show. It might seem a little early, but I HAD to sign up today; the coupon expired! And now the date is emblazoned in my brain: May 20, 2012 is the day I will run my first marathon. I couldn’t be more nervous. And I couldn’t be more proud.
The miracle IS that I had the courage to start.