|© Colleen Yorke. Navigational Art, 2015.|
In 2014 I met my annual running goal of running 2,000 miles in 365 days, the distance from Los Angeles to Chicago, never mind the Rocky Mountains. And what a year it has been! I ran the ASICS 2014 LA Marathon, I placed third in the Firecracker 5/10K race and second in the Turkeytrot 5/10K, I climbed Half Dome, I wake-boarded and kite-surfed, I started law school.
Running for many of us is more than a sport. It is life with speed bumps and PRs. On some days we itch to chase down the open wide road, on others we fight every mile. We may have sustained an injury, felt the pain, and experience fear of beginning again. But here we are. To run is to feel alive, and to let go of the things that hold us back. Running is who we are. We run, because we can. We run, because it is the only way to start the day. We run, because it keeps us grounded, and we run, because it makes us fly.
What goals do you have this year? Happy running, friends!