“Running, much like life, has its hills and valleys. On any given run, and particularly in most marathons, we come across easy stretches and seemingly impossible challenges. I have learned to just keep going. The tough moments never last, and the easy stretches are always a joy. The same is clearly true in life, if we just keep going we’ll get to that finish line with water, massages, and bananas!”
-Will Starr, Runner’s World Challenger of the Week
This quote is simply beautiful and captures why I love the marathon SO much! While the race itself lasts only a few hours of your life, those few hours are a testament to how you will overcome the tough stretches throughout your life. It’s empowering. There is no other feeling I have ever experienced that can compare to how I feel each and every time I cross the finish line at a marathon.
Which reminds me! Spirit of the Marathon II is in theatres tonight only! I cannot wait! I’m taking my niece and I’m so excited to share my love of running and this experience with her!