Behind every race is a story. But I'm not going to fill up this space today with the whole story of my race. I'm going to give you the short version.
The short version of the story is Yes.
Yes I will sign up.
Yes I will show up.
Yes I will line up.
Yes I will start.
Yes I will keep going, even when it feels like I can't go anymore.
Yes I will cross the finish line.
Yes I will not let that be the end.
Yes is the short version of my race story.
Yes is the short version of many great stories.
It's not about winning. It's about finishing. There were 237 women who crossed the finish line before I did. There were more than a thousand women who followed me across the finish line. There are countless women who never said Yes.