Today’s topic? “What’s your proudest moment?”
Yeah, let’s hope my proudest moment hasn’t already come and gone!
The first thing that pops out at me is the first year I walked the Air Force Marathon 5K, back in 2012. I was terrified! I didn’t know how these things worked, for one. I was petrified I wouldn’t manage to walk the whole way, even though I’d just walked the equivalent two days before on a “trial run”. What if I got a cramp? What if I got a bad asthma attack and couldn’t keep going? What if, what if, what if?
Well, I did it. I made it to the finish line in what’s still my best time. (Hey – until next year, that is!) I was so proud of myself for not backing out of it at the last minute like I really, really wanted to. I was proud of even trying to do this, and then making it all the way to the end. I was also proud I didn’t fall to the ground in an exhausted, relieved heap at the feet of the officer who placed the medal around my neck!
As for the future, I plan on lots more proud moments. Why settle for my proudest moment already happened?