Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
7 DAYYYYYYYYYYYYSSSSS!!!!! One week.
This marathon season the word that has stuck with me is “determination”. As you have noticed, I have been asking my spotlight interviewees what the word “determination” means to them. We are a couple days after the Boston Marathon and I still have chills. You see, I watched that race and saw determination on every runner in that races’ face. In every interview I heard them speak with determination. I felt so inspired.
To say that the runners coming back from the Boston bombing had determination to run this race again, would be selling them short. They showed a trait I can’t even put words to.
Determination – firmness of purpose
The word determination has changed my running. I went into this marathon training knowing I have run a marathon before so it’s been done. Now what can I do with it?
I am DETERMINED. (Repeat)
I am honored to introduce a huge running inspiration to me, Jeff! This past Marathon Monday made it his 8th Boston and 31st marathon! He is the most selfless runner I know and anyone who knows him would agree!
I hope you enjoy 🙂
Audrey: What does determination mean to you?
Jeff: Never giving up no matter what the circumstance is.
A: What motivates you everyday to work towards your goals?
J: I enjoy the experience of earning the reward. Achievement without work is a hollow feeling.
A: What bands get you pumped up to run?
J: Fuel and Dishwalla
A: What is the best advice you have ever been given in regards to the marathon?
J: To run your race. Don’t run someone else’s.
A: What is one of your racing goals this year?
J: To get back to Boston and run a qualifying time!
A: What is your favorite memories?
J: Finishing the 2010 Boston Marathon with my friend George Roulett as he was finishing his 100th marathon!
A: What is one of your proudest moments to date?
J: Running with someone who doesn’t yet have the confidence to know ho wgood they are and also to run/coach for a cause like Team In Training.
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My favorite piece of ironman logo gear is a t-shirt with “Determination” across the chest with the M being the ironman logo.
Running Boston this year showed me levels of determination I never knew I had – I really had to dig deep to get through it. Thanks for the post!
Congrats!!! That is so amazing!