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One Way Medals

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2019 by roninsherpa

206.

There are 206 little marks on this sign.

The sign was 6.55 miles from my home.

Each time I ran to the sign, I made a little mark.

Each mark represents a 13.1 mile run I have finished.

A ‘marathon’ is 26.2 miles long.

13.1 miles is a ‘half marathon.’

For some runners the goal of finishing a marathon is a once in a lifetime accomplishment.

 For some runners the goal of finishing a half marathon is a stepping stone to finishing a full marathon.

No matter the distance, the medal earned at the finish line becomes a cherished possession.

2698.6 miles.

The image you see represents 2698.6 miles of running.

Medals.

These are my medals.

 

I have moved.

My work earned me the recognition and attention of a larger company who made me an offer I could not refuse.

I have had to leave these medals behind.

I have moved a significant distance away and have had to leave my medals behind.

This has been an intimate, and personal goal, literally made from my own blood, sweat and tears.

I am unsure I will ever accomplish another goal similar to this.

I did not want this personal accomplishment to simply fade away.

 

It was never about a medal.

It’s just me.

Running.

One way.