Every marathon training season has its own ups and downs and every race day is different. Sometimes it is a grand success, sometimes it is a heartbreaking fail. Usually there is no in-between.
But no matter the end result, each season takes on a life of its own and each holds a special place in my heart. No doubt this is because we must devote months of hard work, commitment, sacrifice, self-doubt, and dogged determination all for (hopefully) success on one day.
Thankfully, this season was one of the best ones yet for me and it reaffirmed why I do this: no matter who we are or where we are in life, we can always push ourselves to achieve more (take that Father Time!).