That was the motto for my TNT Princess Half Marathon Team. I am so very proud to report that of the 13 team members, who were all first time endurance athletes....all 13 successfully crossed the finish line, with no injuries! I was more proud at that moment, than I was when I completed my first half marathon. It was remarkable to see the vast array of ages and health backgrounds that came together with one goal in mind....to raise funds for blood cancer cures, one mile at a time! Way to go girls!
The Team of 16 dedicated women is going strong. We are at the halfway point in our half marathon training and everyone is progressing nicely. One of the key ideas I stress to everyone on the Team, is the internal drive it takes to complete any endurance event. It isn't too different from any other type of lifestye change.
True success comes from committing to the goal 125%, both mentally and physically. I've seen several people try and fail at such challenges simply because they hadn't made up their mind to do it. It seems easy, but it's amazing how many people just don't have that internal drive. I find it helps to break these seemingly large tasks, down into more "digestable" pieces. If the overall goal seems too overwhelming, just focus on getting through today's miles. Getting your mind on board is the key to success.
I am extremely honored to be Coaching the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Orlando Chapter for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. As a Team in Training Alumnus, I can speak for how truly rewarding this program is and the invaluable friendships you make in the process. For every mile that seems like a struggle, I keeping running because I can. And I run for those who can't.
Join me and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as we cover the miles to change lives, starting with your own.