Session 4: Celebrating The Victories

Why it's totally cool to pause, celebrate, and keep kicking ass

Hello everyone!

This week I did something I don’t normally do: I stopped (briefly, of course), paused, and took some time to celebrate all that I’ve accomplished over the last year. It was quick and it was small, but I definitely thought back to all I’ve done and gave myself a pat on the back. Have you ever paused to think about what you’ve done?

When I crossed the finish line of the Atlanta Marathon 2 months ago, I honestly didn’t celebrate what I had just done! Sure, I was super tired and wanted to lie down, but I can honestly say I didn’t truly appreciate what I was able to do. And I’m kinda mad at myself for not stopping to take in the whole experience.

This week, I wrote about the 6 blog posts I’ve written on TrainwithMarc.com over the last 7 years that have stood out and still pop up on the radar month in and month out.

What does this mean for you? Well, for starters it’s a big thank you. Secondly, I think as runners we do a pretty bad job of stopping and appreciating what we’ve done. As soon a we cross the finish line, we’re off looking for the next race. So take a minute and just pause - think about what you’ve done, what could have gone better and what you nailed and give yourself a pat on the back regardless of how the outcome was. You deserve it!

Big Events this Weekend:

Memorial Day mile races

New Event: Speed Clinic with Run Vineland and TrainwithMarc

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: Molly Huddle’s Guide to Good Training Partners

Podcast: ‎Financial Independence Podcast on Apple Podcasts

‘Gram: Run Vineland

Quote of the Day:

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

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Thanks for following along in the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: trainwithmarc@gmail.com