Six Marathons in Less Than Four Years

Looking ahead to 2016 first requires a reflection into the past.  This past year, 2015, found me completing two marathons (26.2 miles).  The last time I completed two marathons in one year was in 2012 when I completed my first marathon in Mexico on March 4th and then completed my second with Team in Training in San Francisco on October 14th.  March 4th, 2012 was a big day for me. I blogged about this day as a part of my health journey.  You can read about more about my health journey HERE.

First Marathon
Race Name: Lala Marathon
Location: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Distance: 26.2 miles
Date: March 4, 2012
Time: 4:31:23

This marathon was so meaningful to me on so many levels.  Truly, the picture above says it all.  Going from a non-runner to a marathon runner in less than a year was huge!  Running marathons is more than simply physically training your body to do something.  It is an emotional and spiritual training as well.  On this day, March 4th, 2012, I was celebrating all that God had brought me through.  God was showing me, “Yes, you are worth it! Yes, you can do it!”  I hope to find myself back in Torreon someday to run this marathon once again.  No matter how “dangerous” a country may be, there are always good people in the midst of darkness. Continue reading