Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer thus far. Boston’s weather has been incredible! No complaints over here, other than not wanting it to end of course!
On Saturday, my Team in Training team and I ran 8 miles, and a lot of it was on HILLS! I’m happy with my performance considering the fact that I haven’t been training as much as I should be due to an illness, lack of time and other excuses.
Although I feel like my training isn’t exactly where it should be right now, I’m still confident that the marathon will be a success. I truly believe that this is because of my reasoning behind why I actually signed up to run the marathon in the first place.
I’m always interested in hearing why people do what they do, what lead them to choose their career, why they decide to take on certain challenges and how they got to where they are today.
I think the reasons behind why people do what they do, is a good way to gage whether or not they will be successful in their endeavor.
The reasoning behind why I’m running this marathon is a huge motivator for me. I’m not running 26.2 miles just simply to do it. The impact that accomplishing this goal extends much further than just the physical aspect. At the end of the day, this journey requires much more heart than legs. It’s an accomplishment I want to achieve for so many reasons, a few of which I have listed below.
- To find raise money for blood cancer research, positively impact the lives of blood cancer patients and to ultimately be part of finding a cure for blood cancer.
- To lead by example, to show others that anything is possible with hard work and effort.
- To prove to myself that I have the inner strength that it takes to succeed.
- To accomplish a life-long goal.
- To reach my highest level of physical fitness yet.
- To be part of the 0.5% of people who call themselves “marathon runners”.
Why did you begin to training/sign up for an event? How did you get to where you are today? Do you think the reasoning behind setting out on certain journey impacts your success?