Running

Determination!! (4/10)

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)

SPOTLIGHT

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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3 thoughts on “Determination!! (4/10)

  1. My favorite piece of ironman logo gear is a t-shirt with “Determination” across the chest with the M being the ironman logo.

  2. 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!

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