For most of us, running 26.2 miles is about the challenge of achieving something we may never have thought possible.
It's about hope. And courage.
It's about measuring the endurance that is in us today… and discovering the strength that is possible tomorrow.
NIKE captured that sentiment in its “Find Your Greatness” campaign from a couple of years ago, sharing the notion that "Greatness is not in one special place, and it's not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it."
To that point… my wish for each of you is to own that greatness on October 8 and to know, as you stand at the START, that the greatness you have been looking for is inside of you.
And to always carry in your heart these words from Winston Churchill, "Never, never, never, never give up."
(Thank you, Sir Winston.)
As we begin the second half of marathon training season, I encourage you to do all you can, the best you can… throughout every remaining training week, and on every remaining training run.
Which is all any of us can ask ourselves to do.
Have a (really) good training week ahead, as you to discover the greatness you are capable of achieving.
And thank you, for ALL that you’re doing to train and run and fundraise to support the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities!
Train safe. Run strong.