Here are ten wise observations about our challenge from Tony Garcia, a veteran participant of Run The Year and an active, vocal member of our Facebook group that will inspire you to take on big goals in 2019 and beyond.
Lew Harter, a veteran member of the RTY family and introspective runner, constantly shares his wisdom in the Run The Year Facebook group. He has generously given us permission to convert his posts into blogs, and here are a few of his entries that really struck a chord.
In the chaos of everyday life, fitness was pushed to the back of Jene’s mind as she attended to the needs of her family. Over the course of three pregnancies, motherhood, stress from multiples moves, and homeschooling her children, her weight had reached a point where she felt she had to do something about it...
Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and countless other obstacles tried to get in her way. But through it all she ran. Marilyn Simmons Bowe ran to stay sane; to stay focused as she refused to give up on her dreams. She ran all the way to earning her PhD, starting her own company, publishing two books, and inspiring thousands along the way.
Training for your first race is exciting but can scare the crap out of you. You may find yourself freaking out one minute and totally cool beans the next. This reaction is totally normal! Why, you ask? Well, doing something new, different, unknown will cause your brain to “freak out”because it is how we are wired. This “freak out” is a typical reaction that your brain has when encountering any new and unknown situation.