Why am I working so hard at running?

Here’s one reason:

I want to prove to myself that I can do it.

Running wasn’t popular where I grew up.

I wasn’t raised a runner.

I didn’t know what cross country and track were until it was too late.

I only ran one year of cross country in high school.

I never ran track.

I didn’t run in college.

At one point in my life I was 50 pounds heavier than I am today.

I didn’t have a typical runner body.

I didn’t start taking running seriously until I was 32.

I want to prove it doesn’t matter where you came from.

I want to prove it doesn’t matter when you start.

I want to prove a washed-up athlete can compete at a high level.

I want to prove anybody can do anything they put their mind to.

I want to prove anybody can do anything if they commit to it, practice it, and work hard at it.

If I can do this, I can do anything.

If I can do it, you can do it.

We can not only do this, we can do anything.

I do have something to prove.

I want to be the example and show others what’s possible when you dedicate your life to something.

Once I prove I can do this and succeed at this, I’m going to move on to the next thing and do it all over again.