Today I ran the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia. It being my first half, I was a little nervous. However, as I got dressed and to the start line, I tried to keep in mind the advice Steve Jones gave the day before: ‘Don’t waste your energy on worry.’
I spent the whole time cranking Jason Aldean and thinking to myself:
- Smile (If you’ve ever read Born To Run, you’ll get this.)
- When others start walking, just keep running.
When I registered, I estimated it would take me 2:45:00. My chip time was 2:24:15.
I don’t know how you celebrate achieving a goal, but I high-tailed it over to Blackbird Pizzeria for a slice and a delicious VeganTreats cupcake.
Thanks to Molly, Evan, and my Dad. You’ve left a mark.