I was never an athletic person growing up. I still don’t consider myself athletic even after all these years of running. .
Those that know me well, know that I have an intense love/hate relationship with running. It is hard waking up in the morning on a freezing cold day to go for a run. It is hard finding the motivation
to get out and get moving when you’ve got nothing left and you’re running on fumes. It is hard pushing through the pain and the exhaustion. It’s hard saying no to a fun night out when you know you
have to be up the next morning to endure some form of torture. It’s hard leaving your family for hours on end because you’re training for a marathon. It’s. Just. Hard. .
But on the other side of this pain is a sort of freedom. There is beauty in the ability to push yourself - your mind, body and soul to its limits - and come out on the other side, stronger than you were before you began. .
Today, I ran 20 miles, the farthest I’ve ever run. Twenty freaking miles. I ran with my sole sister (@cdnicosia) by my side the entire time. I’m SO incredibly grateful for her. She made it “easy.” We talked, we laughed and we nearly cried (but that would’ve taken too much energy) for just over 4 hours. Four flipping HOURS! .
I never thought I could do that. I never thought I’d WANT to do that. I’m still not sure I wanted to do any of it! Actually, no, I would’ve rather not done that. But we DID it. We made it through. We are making the impossible possible.
We have 23 days until we toe the line at the NYC marathon!!! We are almost there!!! .
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Today we got super messy and activated our senses as we made colorful paints to decorate our science sacks! We mixed, mashed, poured, and painted with berries, beets, tumeric, and MUD. I am quite impressed with the colors these little scientists were able to extract! #tinkergarten #letthemgetmessy #massapequa #massapequapreserve
Today we used our sense of sight as we hunted for colorful stone lizards. 🦎👀 One was camouflaged so well no one could find it! I hope it’s having a fun adventure out there in the Massapequa Preserve! .
#tinkergarten #massapequapreserve #massapequa
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