I don’t run marathons to see if I can finish.
I know I can finish.
Marathons are a race against myself.
Marathons are a mental and physical test.
I run to test myself and see what I’m made of.
I run to see how strong and tough I am.
I run to check my intestinal fortitude and grittiness.
I run to see much heart and guts I have.
I run to see how much punishment I can take.
I run to see how much pain I can endure.
I willingly put myself through hell.
I go hard.
I leave it all on the course.
It hurts so good.
That which does not kill me only makes me stronger.