Few words can adequately describe the feeling you get when you cross a finish line. Whether it’s the line you run over when you finish a race, the line you sign when you buy your first house, or the invisible line of accomplishment you cross when your child is finally potty trained, each finish line brings an intense feeling of satisfaction, accomplishment, and strength.
This spring I set out to cross a new finish line. Having run the Grand Rapids Riverbank Run 10k race last year, I decided the 25k would be the logical choice for this year, right? Despite the sore muscles, dreaded early morning runs, many blisters, and worn out tennis shoes, I finally managed to cross the 25k finish line!
Along the way, I learned 4 important lessons. Whether you’re setting out to train for a race or have some other goal in mind, use these tips to help you on your journey to the finish line.