Geez this is Tough!!!
I knew that when I committed myself to totally transform myself, once and for all, into a runner/ultra runner, did I say on April 4th I’d question my intentions, diet, desire, will power, and all around attitude. Right now, I’m just glad to get out the door at 5am to walk around the block!
OK! OK! Before this 40 year old lays down on the floor and has an all-out temper tantrum, lets step back and reassess the reason why we put ourselves through the things we do. All right, I’m talking to everyone out there since you could fill in your own list, this on just happens to be mine.
1. God has given me the ability to use my two legs and move down the trail. –Thank Terry for keeping my perspective true.
2. Even through my wife and kids think I’m the most quirky and weird man on the planet, I can still inspire them to do great things and never give up when things get hard and you get beat down.
3. I have hero’s in my life that I look up to and want to imitate. These men of God have set an example of integrity that I must uphold and pass on.
4. I’m not a quitter and this is another peak to overcome. There will be many more of these and I will attack each one with fierce tenacity!
I have got to stop thinking that this is next year and I am on my marathon quest. I have to live in the moment, enjoy each day, and enjoy each run/walk/crawl.
My motto to live by for this phase of my life:
Honesty, Integrity and perseverance in you will inspire others to greatness! – Greg “The Unlikely Runner” Martin