I once ran a 5k race with my husband, Justin.
Emphasis on ONCE.
You know that haze that you see over the road when it's a hot day outside? That wavy/hallucinating-like mess you see hanging over the road in the distance that reminds you you're in the desert and still faaarrr from water or civilization or a toilet? That's what I see all the times I attempt to run - even on the treadmill at the gym. I've only been on this machine FIVE minutes??
However, there's always something exciting about taking on a challenge just to say that you did it. Even running. I was looking through a journal that Justin and I keep together and saw our race bibs from that 5k race we both did in 2010.
Even though I'm sure we both had that ugly, "I'm-so-tired-thirsty-hungry-I-can't-blink-or-feel-my-eyes-look going on as we crossed that finish line, we still did it.
And I love looking back at moments like that.