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This week’s Word is HUMBLE
I looked up the definition of HUMBLING and this it what I found:
- causing awareness of your shortcomings
- making you realize that you are not as good as you thought
I have not found anything as humbling as running!!!
RUNNING IS HARD!!
- Running up hills is humbling!
- Running injured is humbling!
I hadn’t been diagnosed yet but I was in pain and it turned out to be a stress fracture in my right foot. I ran 2 races with that injury. I have also run with a broken foot in addition to other less serious injuries.
- Running in adverse temps (cold, hot, rain, etc.) is humbling!
I ran the Love Run Half Marathon in Philly in cold monsoon-like rain. I also ran 2 other halfs in the rain, one in the freezing temps of January and one in the heat and humidity of July. All were very tough, to say the least.
- Running after a long layoff is humbling!
This photo was taken after finishing a half marathon in March 2013. It was 16 months after serious ankle surgery. My previous half had been in November 2011. It was definitely harder than I thought it would be.
- Falling during a race is humbling!
- Trying to run fast is humbling!
Often, you get spoiled and when you have a good race, you think all of the ones after will be.
I ran a half in 2:09 and then the next one I struggled to finish in 2:20, and the 2 after that were even slower. Humbling!!
I’ve had the same experience with 5ks lately.
and I think MOST DAYS RUNNING IS HARD and sometimes IT IS also HUMBLING!
Happy Running! What do you find humbling?