It is hard to explain to someone why you run marathons. The training schedule is grueling, your feet get banged up and you always have aches and pains. From the outside, a marathon just seems like torture.
But for those of you who have run one, you totally get it. Marathons are very empowering. Every time I have run a marathon I have come away with not only a huge sense of accomplishment but also the feeling that anything is possible. I get this “the world is my oyster” attitude. I am sure I have had some co-workers who have not appreciated this new ‘tude. But generally, I think it is a good thing.
It generally starts as my miles climb during training. The more miles I run, the more confident I become. As I get closer to race day, tasks that I deemed insurmountable become very achievable to me. Things that stressed me out are no longer problematic. I really get this feeling that there is nothing I cannot achieve.
It is such an amazing feeling and I know it is one of the reasons I can’t stop running marathons. I do not know of anything that can replicate this feeling. I am sure many athletes feel this way about their sport. Since running is my only sport I am going to keep doing it. I am going to embrace the magic of the marathon for as long as my body will allow me to.
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