Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom: the Roses

"I didn't train all that time just to come here
and get it over with as fast as I can."
- John Bingham, on running marathons
I laughed out loud when I read this. What a fabulous quote! And I'm not just saying that because I'm a total back-of-the-packer when it comes to running marathons (well..maybe that's not true).
One of the things that Christine, Amy and I always say is that training for a marathon is the tough part. The race itself? Well, you should celebrate getting to that point. All of the hard work that you put in week after week is about to pay off. So don't feel like you have to rush through (unless you're going for a PR of course...in that case, get moving) . Stop and smell those roses!

Previously on Mainely Running