At 7:14am on Thanksgiving morning I picked up a lifelong best friend and headed to Troy for the 65th Running of the Turkey Trot for what was to be my very first 10K. The sun was shining brightly, the coffee was especially soothing. The conversation shared during the short drive to Troy was nothing short of, we got this.
Me: I’m thinking a max 10:30 minute mile. If you want to go ahead of me, please do.
BFF: Don’t be ridiculous, the whole point of today is to spend the time together.
Some things in life are truly priceless. You can’t capture them other than in deep places of the heart and in those bright pockets of your memory from which you will then draw a warm inner joy and thankfulness for many, many years to come.
Completed: 10K. 6.29 miles. In 59:26. Avg. pace: 9:28 per mile. There is the purest joy found in the completion of a goal you’ve long set out to achieve.