A few years ago, I had a lofty goal: complete a 10k. I could just finish a 5k, so doubling that seemed daunting. Yet, I wanted to do it. I "trained" hard. When I crossed that finish line in 58 minutes and some change, I was ecstatic just to have finished under an hour. Soon after, I signed up for a half marathon. It seemed like pure insanity to run 13.1 miles, but I was determined. Before I knew it, I was obsessed. I became a race fanatic. I wanted to run all the races!
Then, one day, I pulled the trigger and did it. I registered for a full marathon