01 May 2012

One Year Later

Some milestones you have no choice but to reach:  first tooth, first words, first steps, first day of school. 

Some milestones you are proud to simply survive:  first failure, first heartbreak, first car accident, first job.  

Some milestones you reach because everyone else seems to be doing it:  high school graduation, college graduation, marriage, kids, mortgage.  

Some milestones are personal and precious.  One year ago today I completed my first marathon.  

The unintended consequences of becoming this marathon chick include but are not limited to the following: severe increase in patience for everything BUT bad drivers, purchase and use of Vespa, fearless attitude towards solo travel, too many pairs of running shoes and expensive Lululemon running gear, a huge repository of trivia from hours on the road listening to Radiolab, The Nerdist, and Real Time with Bill Maher.  

Happy Marathon Birthday to Me!  

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