Thursday, December 17, 2009

What Did I Learn From Running a Marathon?

Finish-2 Chris Risen always has the best questions!  On our carpool ride into the office this morning, he wanted to know what was the biggest thing that I learned from this whole Marathon experience.

Simply put – never say never! 

2 years ago, ask me…

  • if I’d run a marathon, I’d say never. 
  • if I’d run a 5K, I’d say never.
  • if I’d run a mile, I’d say never.

If you ask me these questions today, of course, I can answer, Yes!  But, not only that, but other things that I thought that were totally out of reach are now possibilities.  I keep hearing about triathlons.  My knee jerk reaction is NEVER!  However, I can do it, I just have to choose to do so.  This doesn’t mean that I’m going to start training for triathlons.  What it does mean is that it is a possibility.

Nothing is out of reach anymore.  It wasn’t before either, I just chose not to realize it.  Get out of your comfort zone and go for it!  You’ll be so thankful that you did!

Dallas White Rock Marathon race photos are up at  Check out my race photos online.

1 comment:

Chris Risen said...

Mark, I'm asking myself, "Why not you?" more and more. My answer is much like you've stated in your post..."never say never", and "it is a possibility" but only if I choose to do so. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation.