Monday #marathontraining musings from my Sunday's #longrun day.
It's one thing to endure a challenge, and it's another to face a challenge. Many of us know what it's like to train alone and endure many of life's events on our own. We show what we are capable of, no matter how difficult the challenge. But, what is it like if we face a challenge, rather than endure it? And, isn't it easier to face something with someone than alone?
I am a champion of enduring. But, I am learning to know what it's like to share and face challenges together. I think this is why I love to race: it's a perfect combination of enduring alone but facing a challenge with others and with amazing support. Running with my daughter biking beside me made me realize that facing challenges is so much more fun and less scary. There is a shared perspective. And a sense of triumph at the end. She said to me, "Now I know a bit of how you feel." Facing the miles and the hills together made me feel so much more courageous. My lesson is to recognize that I don't have to always endure but can face life in connection. And, when a challenge looks crazy to someone else, the laughter makes it less daunting.
#mondaymotivation #mindfulmonday #facechallenge #bostonmarathon