Bloomsday Spokane & Stepping Stone Goals

Today was the 41st Bloomsday race in Spokane, Washington. A bucket list item in itself for many, this 7.46 mile race hosts over 40,000 people each year. And it’s pretty awesome.

Seven years ago, I walked Bloomsday with my best friend Brittany & we found ourselves crossing that finish line at 2 hours, 18 minutes. (This was a feat in itself, let me tell you.) And, back then, there wasn’t a single thought in my mind that I would ever run such a thing.

Well, you certainly won’t believe me when I say that today I ran that biotch, (Well, as much as I possibly could) completing it at 1 hour, 30 minutes. Yup. Big Freakin’ Deal.


The whole thing got me thinking about stepping stone goals, & how important they are. Bloomsday Spokane was a stepping stone for me; an early shorter preview of the half marathon that I’m working up to. This goal allowed me to know what I’d be expecting (based on the similar route) come October, it made me feel good knowing how far I’ve come, & it showed me how much I need to continue training. The cherry on top was seeing what can be accomplished if you simply put your mind to it. Aaaaand if you you’ve heard of doomsday hill, you know what I’m talking about.

So, as you’re working your way through that bucket list, consider setting some (written or not so written) stepping stone goals to make those big tasks a little less daunting.

On to the next!


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