Building a Fire


I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel.  At just the right moment I light a matchMia Hamm

Two weeks out from the Bend Marathon and the start of the racing season.  Some days training is fantastic, I feel like I could fly, and other days it seems as though the world is pushing down on me preventing me from going any where.  The tough days can really drag you down, and lately I have been having a lot of them.  Yet when I push back those negative thoughts and get down to the knitty gritty joy that I receive from living this lifestyle I am reminded that each day is another day and that day is another chance to build that fire.  Then when the time comes you trust in what you have built, you trust in your training, your strength, and most importantly you trust in yourself.  Light that match and go for it!

fueling the fireWhat motivates you to keep pushing forward?