The Scribbler

31 March 2009

First 10k

Filed under: Great North Run,run — The Scribbler @ 16:13

It was a strange Tuesday. A day of disturbed patterns and disrupted routines. A day to front up and be bold. A significant day for a number of reasons.

The reason I choose to remember came with the mid-afternoon sunshine, in the freedom and ease of putting one foot in front of the other, gently rolling out the miles.

Finding the pace, not forcing it. The breathing rhythmic. Key markers passed in conversation with my red-shirted guide, keeping thoughts from the anchor of the stop watch. The steady unwatched tick of distance.

Reaching out beyond boundaries. The breeze cooling, not dragging. The clouds looking kindly on the return. And the home straight. The approaching nearness. Knowing with absolutely certainty, saying out loud, “I can do this”.

And the feeling that I could do it again.

A good day to reach a milestone.


1 Comment »

  1. […] I remember that first 10k very clearly. I’ll never forget it. It was such an important achievement for me. So important […]


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