When 30 Minutes Feel like 30 Hours

Question: When “does” 30 minutes feel like 30 hours? Answer: TODAY!

Today we did team training for the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon to raise funds for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society- Three miles in 30 minutes. For you experienced runners this may seem really lame. But for me and people like me who have not seriously ran since high school, it could seem like an eternity and it did for me today.

There were moments when I actually though to myself, “I must be crazy this is only 30 minutes and I am planning to run 26.2 miles which could take about 5-6 hours?” When I realized I was thinking negative I decided to verbalize – I feel good! I feel great! I feel wonderful!” quoting from the movie what about Bob for some comic relief. – which is how I tend to deal with many situations. Nevertheless, I pressed on and through and was glad I did. I did it! I made it! I am anxious to see how my endurance increases throughout the training. I know that I can accomplish this through the strength of Christ.

I’d like to add, we have some absolutely great coaches that encourage us along the way and give excellent advice on diet, attire, and any other topic that will help us in accomplishing our goals. I got to meet some new people and learn about their reason for running. This inspired me more than I was already. I’d say today was a successful and productive day. I know as I continue to train it will become easier and I will be saying, “26.2 miles? Been there! Done that! And the money raised will be one step closer to finding a cure to blood cancer.

Please consider giving to this great cause: http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/atelemaque

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