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Life Races

Last weekend I ran a 5k and this weekend was our Sprint Tri. The 5k was rough for me. I didn’t feel strong, had a few moments of feeling nauseous and had to stop and walk a minute or two. That’s never a good feeling because we all want to do our best all the time, right? I would’ve loved to have flown through the course, beating all personal records. But that didn’t happen.  
So I looked at all my choices surrounding the race. Why did I eat that morning? What did I drink? How was my sleep? And I decided on a few things I needed to change for this upcoming Tri and it made a huge difference! I still didn’t run my fastest but I felt much better and stronger through each portion of the race.  
While I was running and thinking about this, I realized that if it weren’t for having a “less than great” run last weekend, I wouldn’t have had the great experience I had today. The best outcome for the 5k wasn’t winning that day but was in learning for tomorrow.  
Ecclesiastes 3:1
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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2 thoughts on “Life Races”

  1. Well done you! We can’t always be as good as we want to be. At least you tried and persevered. That’s more important, I think… 🏃🏼‍♀️

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