I ran my first marathon on December 14th.

December 14th may turn out to be my last marathon.

The jury is still out.

In the meantime, I have taken to analyzing my run and extracting lessons both for the future of my running (I haven’t been running outdoors since) and the future of my life.

And there are lots of lessons to be learned.

Today, I chat on the podcasts about how my race almost killed me… not physically, although that could have been a reality as well, but emotionally and mentally. I knew that the marathon would be a mental race but good grief!

I really had no idea.

Listen in! You’ll be glad you did.


First Marathon Podcast

The takeaway from today?

Be fearless

Don’t Quit.

Don’t pull up or give in.  

Keep going.


Finish even if it’s killing you.


Join me for today’s chat by clicking  “play” at the top of this post or via iTunes or Stitcher.


Highlights from Today’s Episode:

“How My First Marathon Almost Killed Me” 

  • Comparison will kill you.  Keep your eyes focused on YOUR feet.
  • Rain will happen.  The unexpected will occur.  It may be harder than you think. Keep going.
  • Victory experienced on your own is great.  Victory experienced with others is even greater.


Quick Links

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  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans
  4. Resources for running.
    1. Tips for How to Run a 5K (from me!)
    2. Couch to 5K
    3. Galloway Method
    4. Hal Higdon Training Plans
  5. Check out UBER!
  6. Check out Soul Cycle


Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment or ask a question!

  • Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? How?
  • What unexpected events have occurred in your life and thrown you off track?
  • How to you include others in your life as you move toward your finish line?
  • What touched your heart most from this podcast?

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