~ Evolution ~
As athletes, we are constantly evolving. Aren’t we? I know I am. I used to just run up on my boardwalk happy with 5 miles and my run was complete. Now that I am branching out in my running, or “evolving” as I like to call it, so many wonderful things have been happening.
I think the #1 great thing that my evolving gave to me, is all the amazing friends I have made along the way. All incredible athletes in their own right. The best most supportive and special people, I know.
Because of these great friends, I have been branching out. Anybody who knows me, knows I kinda have a tendency to get lost now and then. To me, Prospect Park was a foreign land. 1 loop? HUH? No clue. And don’t get me started on Central Park. East side and West side all looks the same to me. But, I go now. I learned the way. Long bike rides? Are you kidding? I felt safe in my own “hood” so I wouldn’t get lost. Now I don’t think twice about hopping on the bike and just riding.
Races. Sure mostly NYRR races but I would love to do smaller races. And I would. Trails? ME? Love it. It calls to me.
MCM ~ Hashaton ~ HATRun in that order. Two of those 3 are trails. Can’t wait.
I also evolve a little too much when injury befalls me. But, I will heal.
What are some of the ways you evolved as an athlete? ROCK ON!!!!
That Which Does Not Kill You.. Makes You Stronger..
“No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes.” – Don Kardong