35 minutes. 3.5 miles. 35 years.
In January I set a goal for my 35th birthday.
In May I changed the goal in honor of 35.
Do you know the weather forecast for my birthday was 105 degrees?
I was a little nervous.
I dropped Sam off at Lego Camp and set out in the morning when it was 78 degrees. Do you know it feels 20 degrees hotter when you run?
I accomplished the run. Do you know it’s really hard to leave a voice mail for your husband fifteen seconds after accomplishing your goal when you are still huffing and puffing?
I wasn’t dead for the rest of the day.
I like working toward something hard. In March, when I began a walking/jogging routine, it was difficult to jog 30 seconds.
Now I can jog 35 minutes.
I know there are people faster. I know there are people who can jog longer. I’m not going to let that stop me from celebrating.
Because it’s a very good thing to be able to do something at age 35 that I wasn’t doing when I was younger.
So that was it…my big birthday present.