“Keep your dream in front of you. Never let it go regardless of how farfetched it might seem.”
For the next five months, I will live by these words. I have chosen to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October, which means I will be training through the heat of summer…rain or shine, 80 degrees or 100. I have never run further than 13.1 miles, but by the end of my training I will have doubled this distance. When I think about it too much, it seems impossible…how could I possibly achieve this goal. Will my body allow me to go the distance? Mind over matter right? It has become obvious to me that not only do I have to train my body to handle the distance, but I have to train my mind as well. I have to keep my dream and my goals in mind as I go forward on this journey.