The marathon is quite the beast of a race. Many runners set the marathon as a long term goal or the peak of their running achievement.
Others run a few every year while a rare few set out to run one in every state in the US or aim for global destinations. Regardless of where you may fall on the spectrum from first race to hundredth, one thing is clear, the marathon is not easy.
Running a marathon requires substantial physical preparation.
Mentally, the marathon can be intimidating.
Finally, Angie discusses the idea of showing gratitude for the goal while on the path to achieve the goal. This is a wonderful mental shift that helps overcome the fear before a race and the disappointment in results that may follow a race regardless of the result.
Remember that the marathon is a huge undertaking that needs appropriate training. This training should create a physically prepared runner who also has the confidence and mental fortitude to battle and overcome any obstacle that comes their way on or off the course.
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