Despite my less than stellar race Thanksgiving morning, I'm still running.
I was very disappointed with myself both during and after the Turkey Day 5k. I considered giving up and began to think that maybe I shouldn't run anymore.
But then I remembered how much I have enjoyed running in the past year and a half. I remembered the feeling of freedom and exhilaration that running has given me over the past year. I remembered the calming influence that running can have on my life when I'm having a bad day and am angry or sad. I remembered that running is capable of bringing me joy and a sense of accomplishment.
I may not have that same feeling during every run, but it is something worth working towards.