Then when I decided to get the right shoes for my green little runner's feet in February, I could not have known how good it would be for me to run with the right gear - with thanks to great advice from the shoe fitting lady - and the woman sitting next to me also buying shoes who, knowing these were my first ever running shoes, suggested I enter the 5K event at the Australian Running Festival.
But today, I know...
Of the fresh air, observing beautiful old oaks and pines in a stunning old Canberra district. Of careful, measured breaths, and knowing that red earrings, run faster!
Of hearing my Nike+GPS app in my pocket counting down the Kilometers, and knowing I had run them, every step. Of keeping upright, and reminding myself to always look forward, never down...
Of being tired and wanting to stop, but not stopping. Just keeping going, with just a prayer in my heart, a mantra in my mind, my love running by my side, and complete, sheer determination to get to the finishing line.
And today, I did it!