Friday, November 29, 2013

Anything is Possible

Thousands of people around...but all I can hear is the incessant beating of my heart, so much that I think others around can hear it. The frigid autumn air envelops me, but all I feel is the adrenaline flowing through my body. The pure anxiety was unlike anything I'd experienced...and I had brought it upon myself. It was like a crazy drug that you would pay good money for. The streetlights shone and numerous specks of reflective apparel filled my peripheral vision. The tears that welled up in my eyes made my vision clearer than it has ever been.  I was about to embark on a journey I had never experienced...but one I was well-trained for. The first starting gun went off and a calm flowed all through me. It was time. Throughout the miles, there were feelings of doubt, feelings of euphoria, feelings of pain, feelings of excitement, impatience, you name it...All I could think about was turning the last corner and being able to see the finish line...the culmination of months and months of dedication. As that moment got closer and closer, emotions were becoming stronger and stronger.  And then...there it was. The 26 mile sign. I was going to do it. I was going to do something I never thought I'd do. And as soon as I did that, I knew anything was possible in life. I once sold myself short, doubting my capabilities...but the fantastic sport of endurance running has changed everything for me...

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