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CHALLENGES BUILD CHARACTER

May 4th, 2009 No Comments

—REILLY SMITH

Running builds character. If you’re a runner, you know this. If you’re not a runner, you’ve likely spent far too much time contemplating how the act itself isn’t right for you or your body. I get it, I absolutely do. In fact, I’ve spent most of my life doing the same thing, everyone does…and I’m about to run my 3rd marathon. Like all of the finer things in life, the act of running, to most people, makes little sense.

In 21 days, I’m running the LA Marathon with an aim of finishing under 3:11:00. If I can manage to stay below that time, I’ll qualify for Boston. So…all this work, just to run another marathon? I know. But I’ve grown to love it.  Running is now a part of me.  I’m not saying you have to be a runner, but I believe there’s something out there you haven’t tried, or really given a chance.  And once you absorb the practice of it, you’ll crave it.  Therein lies the character building.  Proving yourself wrong can be healthy for many reasons.  You’ll see.

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