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This week’s Word is TRIUMPHANT
This is what it means according to the dictionary:
- having won a contest; victorious
- feeling or expressing jubilation after having won a victory or mastered a difficulty
- You came in first.
It’s never happened to me but maybe you have been or will be this talented.
- You won your age group.
I have been lucky to win age group awards pretty frequently. I say lucky because it’s easier being in an “old lady” age group. Sometimes, I am the only runner in my age group. But I still feel “triumphant.”
- You conquered a new distance.
I’ll always remember my first 5k, my first 10k, my first 15k and of course, my first half marathon.
- You overcame an injury.
I am sure we all can relate. You’ve been injured and you wondered if you could ever run again. Then, you did.
- You battled difficult weather conditions.
Yes, I’ve had to run 3 half marathons in the pouring rain. Running in the heat and humidity is just as difficult.
- You completed a race even though you were injured.
I’ve run two 5ks with a foot stress fracture and one with a broken foot. Plus, there have been many with blisters and a backache.
- You ran a difficult course.
- You achieved a PR.
PRs don’t come easy. Even when you train for them, they don’t often happen. The older you get, the harder they are to achieve. I savor each one. You never know, if it will be the last one.
- You BQed or qualified for a race.
I have never experienced this and since I don’t run marathons, I will not. But I can imagine how awesome it would feel. I would love to run a sub 2 hour half marathon so I could automatically qualify for the NYC Half marathon. But I think I will just have to hope that I get in by the lottery system.
I try to choose flat races because I don’t train on hills. And I suck at them. So when I do run a race with hills, I feel “bad ass.”
But I think that every single time, I cross the finish line of a race no matter how short or how long or how easy or hard it was, I feel TRIUMPHANT!!
Happy Running! When do you feel triumphant?