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.”
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.
…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.