Race Reflection: Rock n Roll Seattle

As I was finishing Rock n Roll Seattle, I started thinking back. At one point, I would sit down after each race and reflect on how that day went. What went right and what maybe didn’t go as planned. I did this for me. I did it to note my experiences along the way. It was all a part of the journey that I unexpectedly started when I signed up for my first half marathon back in 2012. What started as a bucket list item turned into running races back to back weekends, races back to back days, 3 days in a row, 4 days in a row, and even traveling to other places to run. I got hooked. Somewhere along the line I just got busy with life. As much as I wanted to write about the experience, I just never got around to it. Whether it was because I was tired, or I just didn’t make the time that I should have. Looking back, I wish I would have kept up with that. I could have published a small book with just my reactions to each race leading up to 100 half marathons. I think that would have been awesome to read. To see where I came from to reach my all time high, and then hit my all time low. All of this leading of course to my comfort zone. That would have been a good read.

Now, you’re probably wondering, “why did he just randomly go on this rant about his past races?” Well, if I’m completely honest, I’ve been in funk. It’s one of those things that you sometimes fall into without realizing it. You get so consumed in life, that sometimes you don’t realize that you’re driving yourself into the ground; both mentally and physically. It was only recently that I realized that I haven’t been the same. I realized that I wasn’t making enough time for just me. Whether that be going out to run, workout, read a book, meditate, etc. I just hadn’t been doing the things that I wanted to do. I was doing the things that I thought needed to be done and