this is a tribute to the strong self, to the pieces & parts of our lives that work for us, to bring about resolution, accomplishment & sheer pride. an appreciation of goals set and goals achieved. this is about believing in the beauty of our dreams, leaning into those dreams with aggressive, action steps, and watching them make themselves a reality born out of our actual efforts.
these are my hands lifted high, really high, grateful for an enduring spirit, enlightened by the challenge, and ultimately, proud of how much motivation and strength i poured into this race. the "run austin, love austin" half marathon. this is not a story of an amazing runner, this is the story of a girl with a goal. this is the tribute to the parts within her that run for her, everyday, to make sure she is strong, able, and ready. this is her old voice:
I am always running, but i'm never training for the event: the race that reveals how much passion i poured into this. the fruit of my labor. the mini marathon or 10k event where you take a picture when you're done: sweaty and smiling.
this is the cheering, enthusiastic celebration of her new voice, the voice of the strong self, that shouts & celebrates &shares with pride. this is a voice that calls out to you, "you, too!" you can do it, too. this is the sweat and the smiles. the celebration of it all. this is a heart piercing life. this is victory, claimed.