Monday, 30 September 2013

So Why a Marathon?

The Distance - 26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometres.
The Race - a Marathon.

So why a marathon? 

The truth is its not really all about running.It is not even about time. And It is not just a race. It is about heart. It is about spirit. It is about perseverance. It is about life. The marathon is the very measure of our ability to endure.

I am not sure if you have noticed but life has seriously been kicking the SH*T out of me lately. The last 2 years have been hard. They have been really hard. So much harder than I had ever bargained for. So I think  It is safe to say that my spirit has been crushed more than a time or two.

Robert Frost once said "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on". And so do I.

There have been moments over the past few years where I have found myself questioning my strength, even questioning my sanity. There were moments where I felt beaten. There were moments where I felt broken. There were days when burying my head under the covers seemed like the only action I could muster. But I kept training. Even your worst run is better than no run at all. And I made a promise to myself, that even though things were hard, I would keep going. Even your worst day (and I have had a few of those) is a blessing, so I would keep moving forward.

The marathon has been that one little beacon of hope that I cling to. It is the one day that I prove to myself, to life, and to world that I will not be broken. The world can knock me down a thousand times, but I will always get back up - ALWAYS. Life can be tough, but I am tougher. And on November 3rd I will run 42.2 kilometers and I will remind myself that I am bigger, badder, and stronger than anything life can throw at me.

Lets do this!
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