|At the start line.|
When I would walk into a gym or try to go to a class I was so out of shape that I felt completely out of place with all of those buff and fit people. It's a vicious cycle of self-sabotaging because I would never go to the classes because I didn't want to feel out of place. Finding an app on the phone that allowed me to have guidance while not actually being around people made it easier to get started because I would just walk on trails around my neighborhood.
When I decided to train for a marathon and prove to myself how far I've come I was worried about going at it alone because obviously 26.2 miles is a lot longer than anything I've ever done. The online communities have been amazing and while I was sometimes embarrassed to ask questions I realized that that commodity is what makes it so amazing because people are always willing to answer the questions or guide you to someone who knows the right answer.
|At the finish line.|
I'm really excited for New York and while I'm scared I also know that even if I'm the last person to cross that finish line I am going to cross it. And even if it's already dark out and the roads were reopened there will be people at the finish line to cheer on every last runner.