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webmaster | 11/21/13

“The No. 1 reason why people quit is because they look how far they’ve got to go, not how far they’ve come,” reads one of my favorite inspirational Instagram posts.

This challenges all of the “forget the past, focus on the future"-type quotes I often read, but sometimes it’s beneficial to challenge traditional thinking.

When a Boston Qualifying marathon time — or any other goal, fitness-related or not — seems out of reach, I remember to look back at how far I’ve come. It’s only then that everything gets put into perspective and it’s easier to feel better about what lies ahead.

I ran on my school cross country and track teams from second through 11th grade, but I took a long hiatus while attending college, moving cross-country, and raising my two young children...


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