“Why are you running a marathon?”, is by far the most frequent question I’ve gotten since announcing that I’d be running one in late April. It’s a valid question, and one that I still ask myself when I start to get tired after mile 5 of my current running regiment.

I’m at day two of my official training schedule, and in the video above, I share some insight as to why I’m embarking on this journey.

In short, running is a battle not against competition, but rather, against yourself. It’s an extremely personal experience. It’s a battle against your own mind and body. It’s a test of wills. Who will be triumphant? The bruised feet, the heavily beating heart, and the chaffed nipples, or a person who was able to overcome himself to achieve something great?

That, my friends, is what this is all about. It’s not about proving anything to anyone else. It’s about proving something to myself. It’s an inward journey that will require focus, dedication, and perseverance the likes of which I’ve never been faced with on a personal level.

And as for you? It may not be a marathon, but you owe it to yourself to challenge…yourself. Whether it be running 26 miles, moving to a new place, or deciding that this is the year you’re going to finally start your business. Push yourself harder. Test your will. Challenge your comfortability.

Here goes nothing…

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About Matt Cheuvront

I empower folks to do the work they want to do and live the life they want to live. I also watch entirely too much Saved by the Bell, run marathons, and drink plenty of craft beer. Check out the work my company is doing at Proof Branding.