One Way Medals

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.

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