They say each training cycle is different. You learn more about yourself through each mile you train! Every successful workout, every failed attempt, all the small victories along the way. This race wasn’t my fastest. A minute off from my last PR. This race was also not my slowest! I’m not a person of great words of inspiration! I’m not an elite or incredibly fast runner, but I do run with all my heart❤️ This picture sums it all up at about somewhere after mile 20 the realization of gratitude my heart feels for putting in all the training to get here! The early mornings, the fight to keep grinding, balancing work, motherhood, and relationships! That hunger for more ! The dream still wildly alive that I can achieve higher! Those 26.2 miles are just a small portion of dedication we each put into bettering ourselves ! We don’t do this for anyone else’s approval! We do it because we love it and we love growth! I want to see how far I can go! Somewhere out there your soul comes alive and you realize you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but there! Pushing past the pain, doubt, fear to victory ! This is my quiet place! The world stops a while and I can just be here! Here’s to another race done and many more to come !!