Sunday, July 8, 2012
"Mile 18 almost broke me."
One of my tweets from the 2011 NYC Marathon.
There has been a lot of Mile 18s lately. I have come to accept them as part of my life. And while I may walk or crawl the next few miles, I am never out or down for long. Mile 18 is part of everyone's life. You may call it something else but we all have those days and weeks. I have the power to make myself happy and my children happy. Sometimes other people add to our happiness. Sometimes it's for the long term and sometimes only the short term.
So tomorrow morning when I lace up my running shoes and head out the door, I will think of Winston Churchill's quote, "If you're going through Hell, keep going." I'll keep going because I know that Mile 23 is never as far as I think it is and that I never know who will be waiting there. I have faith and hope and for now that's enough.