Graphic Treatment: Team RMHC Runner's Circle
Enough Said

Well, the last double-digit ‘long-run’ is in the books... and after 4+ months of training, you
are ready to run and complete the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Your BODY knows that.

And if you're honest with yourself, your HEART knows that as well.

But at this point in the journey, your HEAD may not yet have caught up—so for the next two weeks, it's a ‘head game’… and to that point, permit me to paraphrase a famous quote from baseball legend (and ‘every man’ philosopher) Yogi Berra: "Running a marathon is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."

And on October 9th, that is EXACTLY the truth.

If a marathon runner's ‘Rule #1’ is "Listen to your body"... then it's now time for my 'Rule #2': "Listen to your heart."

You are ready.

One year, as I was standing at the "START" of the Chicago Marathon, I overheard
a conversation between a 'first time' marathoner and a marathon 'veteran.'

The 'first timer' was doubting himself, saying how nervous he was and how worried he was that he wouldn't be able to finish the 26.2 miles.

The veteran paused… and simply asked, "Did you do the work?"

The first-timer said, "I’ve trained for more than 4 months, if that's what you mean."

To which the veteran replied, "Then what are you worried about? Get out there, and have the time of your life..."

(Enough said.)

And that sentiment is exactly my wish for each of you as well—on October 9th, get out there, and have the time of your life!

Train safe. Run strong.

Finish proud.

Always.

C.

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