When I first started running back in my twenties, I didn’t dare to dream too big. Finishing the Peachtree Road Race, a really big 10K here in Atlanta every 4th of July, was as big as I let myself dream.
But as I trained and kept running, my sense of what’s possible started to expand. I met a friend who persuaded me to sign up for a program in which we trained for the Bermuda Marathon together and raised money for a charity (the Arthritis Foundation). Before that, I didn’t think in a million years I’d be able to run 26.2 miles. But I did.
At the time I ran that, a marathon was the farthest most people I knew dared to even think about running. But in the years since, much farther events have become hugely popular, and so now there’s a whole range of distances you can run.
So my question to you is, what do you think is possible for yourself? What lights you up as something you’d like to shoot for? What do you dream of accomplishing? I’d love to hear. — Terrell
👉 P.S. — One of our fellow readers wrote me this week to let me know she’s training for the Boston Marathon, which is AMAZING! Her name is Chrylann Barrett, and as part of her training, she’s raising money for Trinity Boston Connects — if you’d like to help her in her fundraising challenge, you can donate here.