4:14:44. Not If, But When.

In January I decided I’d run a marathon.

In April I ran my first. It took me 5 hours and 55 minutes to cross the finish line. It wasn’t pretty. When it was over I told myself I needed to give up running. That it just wasn’t for me. That it was stupid to ever tell myself I could run 26.2 miles.

Twin Cities Marathon

But I ignored those voices and, the next day, signed up for another marathon. Over the past 5 months I trained harder and pushed myself further. Logging hundreds of miles and hours. Yesterday, in the sub-40-degree temperatures of Minneapolis, I ran marathon #2…

I ran it in 4:14:44!

In January I signed up for a marathon not even believing it would be possible to finish. Yesterday I ran marathon #2 – and I ran it 1:41 faster than the first!

Yesterday I proved to myself that when you want something bad enough – when you’re willing to put in the hard work – when you challenge yourself to do something bold – it’s never a question of “if”, but a question of “when”

Odds are there’s something right now that you want for yourself but have been wondering if it’s possible.

Today, I hope you’ll take a look at whatever that is, and approach it with a “when” attitude. When there’s a will, there’s a way.