Saturday, November 3, 2007

NOVA Marathon Challenge

I just got done watching this special which aired on PBS called NOVA Marathon Challenge. Basically they found 13 "normal people" and put them through a nine month training program for the Boston Marathon. The hour-long special follows these exceptional people through their entire training process and the actual marathon they ran in this past year. I found it to be incredibly inspirational and moving. I love watching this kind of stuff.

I sat through the show with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of my own journey to run the Dublin Marathon. At times I was crying too because I found it to be so real and it filled me with anxiety, excitement and inspiration. I have doubted myself so much because of my weight and it has led me to think really sad and horrible thoughts about myself. Training for this has already been such a healthy exercise in patience and kindness to and for myself. And I'm looking forward to increasing the mileage and decreasing the doubt, fear and anxiety I have allowed to take over my life since I became overweight. I'm so much more than just the extra weight I carry around.

I know I can do this marathon. I know at face value there are a few things working aagainst me, but it's nothing I can't (and won't) overcome. If anything, watching this special gave me even more ammunition towards my journey because I know I'm capable of doing the marathon and seeing this through to next October 27th, 2008 in Dublin!

I can't wait to cross that finish line.

2 comments:

Audrey,  November 5, 2007 at 9:58 AM  

There is nothing in life that I know that YOU can't overcome!

Here are some songs to get you there..hope they help..

1) Let's Groove- Earth, Wind & Fire
2) Funky Town
3) Lose Yourself- Eminem
4) The Sweet Escape- Gwen
Stefani
5) Rocky Theme Song- I know, I know..but it does get you pumped!
6) Pump up The Jam (Get up, get busy, do it, get up and move your body..I forget who it’s by)
7) Eye of the Tiger-
8) Welcome to the Jungle- Guns and Roses
9) Hey Ya- Outkast
10) Fighter- Christina Aguilera
11) I'm Every Woman- Chaka or Whitney
12) Survivor- Destiny's child
13) Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen
14) Stronger- Britney Spears
15) Running- No Doubt
16) Beat it- Micheal Jackson
17) Physical- Olivia Newton John
18) Beautiful- Snoop Dogg
19) Fly Away- Lenny Kravitz
20) You Really Got Me - Van Halen

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