"The highs are so short lived but you remember them forever." - Nikki Kimball (Finding Traction)
This quote speaks to me on so many levels.... I watched Finding Traction (on netflix) while I ran today- short description is
Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball's quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. Through Nikki's incredible journey, racing towards a dream and against time, we gain a new perspective on what we all share in terms of endurance and the human spirit. (taken from IMDB.com)
I remember the feeling I had as I yelled to Grant "I just ran 1 mile TWICE" with tears in my eyes. And that was just 20 weeks ago.... today a smooth 4 miles. I had moments I wanted to quit, I had moments in my head thinking "this is hard" BUT as I watched this woman and listened to her words I kept pushing on. I am no ultra marathoner, I have only done one race and that was a slow 5 miles but it still felt like Nikki was speaking to me. I crave that runners high and that satisfaction that I did it. I did it all on my own- me vs the treadmill, me vs my mind.
I get emotional when I think back on my journey so far, I'll add the picture that I referenced above.
I can see the emotion in my eyes, I can feel the emotion as I read what I wrote. I feel that pride and sense of accomplishment.
Another quote from Nikki Kimball fits perfect here -
So I leave you with my final thoughts - Hold on to those moments, relive those feelings - not just in running but in life.
So leave a comment - let me know a quote that helps motivate you!
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What changed for you that made you decide to run?