It’s March 5th and I can already tell you that 2012 has been my best year yet. I’m so thankful and blessed for so many reasons!
I am living in a dream world today.
It wasn’t easy. In fact I will say it was HARD. The hardest marathon of my life to date, but I didn’t give up when I wanted to. I pressed on and didn’t ease up. I ran and ran not so I could say I was #1 but so when I went home and my little people asked me if I won [they do this for every race] I could say to them YES. YES Mommy REALLY DID WIN. #1.
3:11:26 – First overall female
Thank you so much for all your emails, tweets, texts, blog messages and facebook messages. THEY REALLY HELPED. Race recap coming this week.
I want to leave you with this thought. Don’t listen to people who tell you a DREAM is TOO BIG. Only listen to those that encourage. You may find yourself in the situation where you are the only person who believes in the beauty of your dream. That is okay. Do not go where others go, lead don’t follow – set your own path in life and go after it with all that you have.
In 2004 I ran a 4:56 marathon – it wasn’t easy by any means. It was my slowest marathon to date and I could have hung up my running shoes. Instead of discouraging me – it inspired me. It inspired me to push and get the sub 4 hour marathon I had dreamed of. In 2005 I ran 3:59:52 barely getting in under my 4 hour dream. Now in 2012 I find myself dreaming of a sub 3 hour marathon. I know this dream seemed CRAZY when I said it when I was a 3:31 marathoner but the closer I get to that goal the less it seems crazy.
Promise me that you will always remember to DREAM BIG whether that means going for that job you never thought you would get, going back to school and getting your masters, starting a family, moving to a new state or going under 3 hours in the marathon.
If we don’t DREAM we miss out on AMAZING things that life has to offer.
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