Ok. So I started running when I was a senior in high school.
It started out as just 3 miles here and there to get in shape for soccer.
My dad was my running partner and we enjoyed our little jaunts together.
Somehow, over the next few years, it started turning into more than just 3 miles here and there.
We started talking about a half marathon.
I ran my first half marathon when AJ was not quite 6 months old.
Running a half marathon makes you feel invincible. Like…surely I can run a full marathon now!
So we started training for a marathon.
AJ was 3 1/2 and Ry was almost 2 when we ran our first marathon.
We ran another marathon together the following year.
Here is where I need your help.
Back in the dark ages when I was running 20 miles at a time for my long runs, I didn’t have the privilege of posting it all over social media and getting likes and comments and get-it-girls all the day long! Ha! I did it for the sheer thrill and enjoyment and accomplishment of it all!
I have since run other races, (including the Newburyport 10-miler last summer) but not another marathon.
Here’s where I need your help.
AJ got me a 26.2 sticker to put on my car, and someone (coughadamcough) says that I shouldn’t be able to put it on my car because I haven’t run a marathon in 10 years.
I feel like I put the time in, so I deserve the sticker!
So here is the big debate:
Have I earned the right to put the sticker on my car?
Or do I have to run another marathon to make it ok?
Leave your answer in the comments…and don’t be afraid to be honest.
I can take it. I’m a runner…or at least I used to be 🙂