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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spirit of the Marathon

I went with several members of my running club to a screening of the movie Spirit of the Marathon. It detailed the training and obstacles faced by a few first time marathoners and two world-class runners, and the reason why they choose to run a marathon. It was really well done.
The timing of the movie was great. For me, I'm running my first marathon in almost seven years. It got me thinking about why I train to race in endurance events.

I run to prove that I am strong, that I am capable of finishing a marathon, and hopefully by the end of the year, a half and full ironman. I run to destress from life. And, I run to set an example for my patients.

If you can, see this movie. It is absolutely inspiring.


Veg*Triathlete said...

Oh, wow! I just blogged about seeing this last night, too! It's so cool that people all over the country were watching a movie about running!

Alec said...

I just read Jen's blog about seeing this movie and can't wait to see the encore in February!

Nicole said...

I hope I get to see the encore showing it sounds great.