Like many sports, running is a sport that can teach us important life and leadership lessons. Pay close attention, and you can see that every mile and even a single stride can deliver a meaningful lesson.
After 5 marathons, several half marathons, a 2-year running streak and counting, running in over 50 unique places around the world, and reasonably consistent running over 20 years, I have experienced many life and leadership lessons through running.
After 5 marathons, several half marathons, a 2-year running streak, and counting, running in over 50 unique places around the world, and reasonably consistent running over 20 years, I have experienced many life and leadership lessons through running.
In this series, I plan to share the lessons that running has taught me — and continues to teach me.
– Sanjay Macwan
Full year of running streak during the global pandemic.
First fully non-stop (not even for a water break) half marathon at 9 minutes 55 seconds a mile pace (Thanksgiving Day of 2020).
2 Years of running streak completed; next goal set to complete; 1000 days of running streak.
1 full year of running streak completed; next goal set to 500 days of streak; stretch goal of 2 full years of streak.
Ran Iconic “Born to Run” 5 Miles Race on the Thanksgiving Day; Beginning of the running streak.
It is difficult to train for a marathon, but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.
The marathon is not really about the marathon, it’s about the shared struggle. And it’s not only the marathon but the training.
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming
There is a moment in every race. A moment where you can either quit, fold, or say to yourself, ‘I can do this.’