Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anything is possible

Fifty-two weeks back, ran my first marathon. The humidity was killing. Two-thirds of the people starting the race gave up along the way. I didn't. I ran as long as I could, and walked the rest of the way. But never once did I rest. And never once did I even think of giving up. I finished on my feet. I finished in a run. I finished.

Three days later, a friend gave me a LIVESTRONG gel-bracelet. I wear it constantly. I reminds me of who I am. It reminds me that anything is possible if you really want it.
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Anonymous said...

Good for you. I admire your perseverance and determination. No wonder you're going places!

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - I really do admire your spirit! Good for you not to give up. And well-done! I'm very impressed.

Jemi Fraser said...

You amaze me, Rayna! Love your attitude :)

Mary Vaughn said...

Rayna - Just what I needed today. Thank you!

sarah@theunwrapping said...

Armstrong sure is inspiring, isn't he? If he could come back after what he went through...well, we all owe it to ourselves to at least try to accomplish our goals. good for you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I admire your dedication, Rayna!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

That's an AMAZING thing to do. Marathons are no walk in the park-no pun intended if there really was a park you went through. Be very proud of that!

AS said...

I tried once and did not complete.. :( . Its a difficult thing. Needs motivation and commitment. Armstrong is really inspiring, all for the good reasons :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Lance Armstrong is a pretty incredible motivator, isn't he?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - Thank you, but I am sure none of us would be where we are without perseverance and determination. All my friends personify that in different ways.

@ Margot - thank you. But I am sure you would have done no different.

@ Jemi - isn't that the only way to be? You can either hide, or not.

@ Mary - my pleasure, Mary. All of us need a reminder once in awhile- I am glad I could provide you one.

@ sarah@theunwrapping- he is totally. Frankly, I don't care either way about the controversy surrounding him- he is an inspiration. Period.

@ Alex - thank you. And I do yours.

@ Oddyoddyo13 - I am, very. I may have walked most of my marathon, but it definitely wasn't a walk in the park.

@ AS - it takes courage to start, I would say. And he is a great inspiration.

@ Patricia- absolutely. He's proof that you can overcome. Or at least overcome within limits.


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