Yes. You. Can. What seemed just like a 5k back in July 2015 has led me to continually challenge myself through running. In 2018 I made the conscious decision to acknowledge “I am a runner”, cut out the negative self talk on how I wasn’t, and to stop comparing myself to other runners. So with two marathons under my belt I thought ‘what’s next?’...That’s when the goal of running the Boston Marathon came to mind but was immediately shut out because I’m not a runner, I’m not fast enough, there’s no way! Well, looks like I had found what’s next so I got to work physically but much more importantly mentally. Running is 90% mental and 10% physical we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for which is why I have come to love running. Running allows me to press those preconceived boundaries and get mentally fit each and every day.
Fast forward to today and after a few anxious weeks of waiting, I have received my acceptance letter to run the Boston Marathon in 2020. No matter the goal, whether it be with running or anything else in your life, Yes. You. Can. @runmeb said it best - “run to win” isn’t about finishing first, but about getting the best out of yourself. I’m forever grateful for my health and the ability I have to run never will I take that for granted. And thanks to all my family and friends for the constant support, I could not have achieved this young dream of running Boston without you.
So what’s next you ask? Tackling the Abbott World Marathon Majors over the next several years is what.
📍New York City
👟 Memphis 5k - July ‘15
👟 St. Jude Half Marathon - Dec. ‘15
👟 St. Jude Marathon - Dec. ‘16
👟 Kansas City Half Marathon - Oct. ‘17
👟 St. Jude Marathon - Dec. ‘17
👟 Dallas 5k - May ‘18
👟 Chicago Half Marathon - Sept. ‘18
👟 Los Angeles Marathon - March ‘19
👟 Last Chance BQ GR Marathon - Sept. ‘19
👟 St. George Marathon - Oct. ‘19
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