I ran a Marathon

I ran a Marathon

I ran a Marathon ... and it was difficult. 

This picture shows a medal from the Oakland Marathon, along with my smiling face. Looks pleasant, right? But let me tell you, the race was anything but easy. Running twenty-six miles is no joke. I had run the Los Angeles marathon ten years ago and wanted to see if my body could still handle it.

The answer:  It couldn’t.

Not only was it raining on Marathon day, but I pushed my body further than I probably should have. I was exhausted by mile ten, and each mile after that was a slog.  At few points during the run, I seriously considered stopping and walking the rest of the way.

But I finished. And now, I can proudly say that I ran another marathon, a decade later.

The lesson I learned is that it's okay for things to be difficult and unpleasant. It’s okay for things to suck. But sometimes there’s a greater goal in mind, and you gotta just put your head down do it.

Even if you’re not enjoying it. Just get to the finish line.  It’s right there in front of you.

Posted: 2023-03-21


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