This is a great post. There are some great lessons learned here.
As my performance at Eugene marathon continues to sink in, I have thought long and hard about how I qualified for Boston Marathon. While I’m very happy with my performance & kinda amazed by it all, I also want to reflect on what I’ve learned about myself as a runner so I can continue to grow in the sport.
I keep asking myself the same question. What was it that made me cross the finish line that fast? Was it my training? My tolerance for pain? My experience with failure? My ❤ for running? A combination of all those things with a lil fairy dust sprinkled in there? I don’t think there is a perfect formula to qualify for the much sought after Boston Marathon. If there was, everyone would be doing it! I do think there are a few things I learned along the way that helped set me up for…
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