Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do It with Your Heart

As I runner, I often criticize my legs for not going fast enough. I blame myself beat myself up for giving in and giving up. I review my times, my average pace, how I felt. I get caught up in the details about how I don't  measure up to some idealized version of me.

Then I read the story of Gunhild Sawnson who completed the Western States 100-mile race with just 6 seconds to spare before the 30 hour cut-off time to earn the finisher's buckle and the title of the oldest finisher in the race's 42 year history.

Read the story. Watch the finish line video. I dare you not to get teary-eyed and inspired. It reminded me about why I run. It's for the love of sport; it's for passion; I run with my heart. I just needed a reminder

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