September 13, 2015 that was the day that I quit.
The Naper Trails Half Marathon took place on a beautiful day with the sun bright in the sky and my children and mom at the finish line yet none of that mattered. I still quit and I don’t regret that decision one bit.
It was a joke at first. “I’m retiring from running, it was fun while it lasted, but I’m done.” (Words spoken by many a runner after a difficult race.) Usually they are empty words that mean nothing as the individual laces up their shoes and heads out the door within the week for yet another run.