Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I stayed home from work yesterday to take care of my daughter, who wasn't feeling well (even at 17, they still need mom to stay home and take care of them
). I watched a documentary on Netflix called "The Spirit of the Marathon". Oh my gosh, it was such a great movie! The movie followed 6 people on their journey to run the Chicago marathon. For some of the runners, it was their first time and for some it wasn't their first marathon, but they were striving to reach a goal (to win, to qualify for Boston, etc.)
When it came to the part of the marathon, I found myself crying throughout the entire footage of the race, and I had goosebumps! My daughter asked me why I was crying, and I honestly didn't know! I think I was crying because a marathon has been a dream of mine since I started running 3 years ago, and when I was watching the other runners fulfill their marathon dream, I could feel their pain, hardships, and ultimate joy at the finish line! I could feel all of the emotions of the hard work, hours, training, and pain that goes into training for a marathon. Although I'm not yet training for a marathon, I trained for a 7-mile race this past summer, which I ended up not being able to do because of an injury, and my goal for next year is to do a half-marathon.
This movie just got me even more pumped and excited to do a long-distance race! In fact, after the movie, I went outside and ran 4 miles!