I have a feeling when I’m old and gray and reflecting back, I’ll say training for and running my first marathon was a pivotal point in my life.
I’d wanted to run a marathon since I was 17 yrs old—I’d imagined the glory of it all a million times before. Every time I put in 2-3 miles around the track at the University gym I’d think, “maybe, one day.” I was never the athlete I really wanted to be—or inside thought i was capable of. As I got older, running felt like my redemption.
I starved myself & treated my body so badly for so long, I didn’t think I’d ever be strong enough to last for 26.2 miles. I figured i’d always be hungover on wknd mornings, so long runs were a long shot.
Then, at 34, In 18wks of training, I ran 72 times and covered 438 miles. I’m guessing I cried on about 68 of those 72 runs. Whether it was a 5 miler or the big 20, somewhere, i’d have a moment where I’d go, “holy shit, this is IT, you’re doing it. You’re really gonna do this.”
I believed running a marathon wasn’t for me. It was a dream that wouldn’t be realized. It was a feat for “real” athletes—for people with more strength and fortitude than I was capable of.
To believe you CAN’T. And then to DO IT. Goddamn the whole world looked different after i crossed that finish line. For the first time in my life, I TRULY believed that I could do anything—that no dream was too big or far away.
I want everyone to experience this. To break free of the limiting ideas we bind ourselves up with. I believe that MOVEMENT is one of our biggest teachers. It’s why I want to work with athletes and athlete-minded people to help them discover their full potential—on the field and off. Remember, “athlete” is a broad term. You don’t need the body of a god, to have the heart of a champion.
That’s my WHY.
Could you use this kind of help? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch via the comment section, my contact page, or use the link below to set up a get to know each other chat. My first 2 clients will receive a special discounted rate for sessions.
* I hope these posts come through as what they really are–an explanation of why i have spent the last few months attaining a life coach certification. This is not a sales pitch. I really believe I can help. I know it can be hard to ask for help. But if you need it–think about setting up a chat. Why not see if we might be a good fit? 😉 Cheers all. x
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