7 years ago I was a very different runner than I am today...heck I was a different person then too! I had become a mom a year before (as well as turning 30 yikes) and I was looking for something to get me back to feeling like me again. I joined a challenge to run 1000 miles in a year. I didn't know if I could do it...it sounded so crazy at the time. But if you know me at all you know that once I say I am going to do something, I'm all in! I hit my goal that year with a total of 1111.9 (yes that .9 kills me!) miles and I have continued to do it every year since then....even when I was pregnant for 10 months of the year! This weekend as September said her rainy farewell, I went over the 1000 mile mark (1026.6 and counting) for yet another year making my 7 year total 8,929.5!! How is this my Monday motivation for you? Because all you need to do it take that first step...take a risk on yourself...push that limit just a little bit farther. You never know what you are capable of until you try!!