|The start. Photo by Mark.|
My hat goes off to my little sister (she is pint sized as well as younger than me) who with no training and very bad knees only finished two minutes after me. She is one determined little lady. Being sisters we are able to be completely honest with one another, so I confessed to being bummed that she was so close to me, and it is good that I made this confession as she reminded me of one very simple yet true fact. She said "Deana, you are not a runner, you never have been" and she is completely right (as usual), as a kid I couldn't run and would always finish years after the other kids at cross country. So I need to be proud of myself for striving to do something that doesn't come naturally and realise that I am making progress, albeit slow.
So, from this run there was a big high five and lots of respect, as always, for my little sis, and a big thank you for the reality check that you can only get from those that love you.
|If you look really hard you will spot my sister and I. Photo by Mark.|