This past weekend, I ran in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, an achievement that has yet to sink in. Although I stopped to walk a couple of times towards the end, I view this a pretty big accomplishment considering that not too long ago, three miles used to be an unimaginable distance for me.
The race itself started in downtown Chicago and wound its way along the city’s waterfront and back up again. For those of you who have seen that skyline for yourselves, you know that it’s a sight to behold. We finished back downtown and enjoyed a little breakfast and beer, a surprisingly agreeable combo.
As with most people who sign up for something out of their comfort zone, I couldn’t shake feeling that I was well-in over my head. Looking back, it goes to show that you can do just about anything that you put your mind to.
As PR pros, we are often responsible for dealing with seemingly impossible tasks. Whether we handle them by putting our noses to the grindstone, finding a creative solution or polling our other PR friends for help, we make sure to get it done. And when it comes to our projects, it’s sometimes better to take them at a half marathon pace rather than at a sprint.
After all is said and done, I finished something I never imagined myself doing with two of my best friends by my side. I’d say that this weekend was a success. Here’s to the next half marathon in September!