Hmmmmm…. so, a quote challenge. I love quotes and I love a challenge, so what could be better? Thank you to Pearls & Grit for nominating me and making all of the gears turn in my brain.
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for three consecutive days.
- Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.
Here are the three bloggers that I nominate:
Here was my thought process: I wanted to do a running quote. The first thing that came to mind was Shalane Flanagan’s exclamation as she crossed the finish line of the NYC Marathon (which she won) in 2017. Now, keep in mind that Shalane was the first American woman to break the tape at this marathon in 40 years, and this was her first major marathon win. I couldn’t do this quote. This is a family-friendly blog, and even using &$#@%, there was no way to make the quote family-friendly.
“When I am at mile 25 of a marathon, please do not tell me I am almost there. I am not almost there.” No, the subset of people who would appreciate this quote is too small and the context is too negative.
I finally came up with this:
I love this quote, I admire the originator, and I find this to be true in running time and time again. When I first started running, my hubby and I went to Annapolis for our anniversary weekend. We watched runners in the Annapolis 10 miler. I could not even imagine that people could run 10 miles. Then I ran 10 miles. After I could run 10 miles, we watched people run a marathon. I could not imagine running 26.2 miles. Then I ran 26.2 miles. I have done the thing that I thought I could not do many times because of running. It has given me courage and strengthened my resolve in all facets of my life. I am so thankful for this passion. The quote sums it up exactly.