But / Butt

I ran…

As soon as I tell you that “I ran” my reflex is to minimize it with..

“But, I was slow”

“But, it was only a short distance.”

“But…”

As if I am unable to claim an actual run for those reasons. I won’t be able to build the confidence to run a half marathon if I spend so much time bursting my bubbles of accomplishments.

I ran…

…Before the sun came up.

…in 16 degrees temperature.

Those nine words give the same run a different outlook and, already, I feel lifted. But, I think I can do even better.

I ran an slow, agonizing mile before the sun came up on a dark, damp winter morning BUT I kicked butt.

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