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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.
- 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.
- You overcame an injury.
- You battled difficult weather conditions.
- You completed a race even though you were injured.
- You ran a difficult course.
- You achieved a PR.
- 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?