January 24, 2008

Spirit of the Marathon

Went to see the Spirit of the Marathon documentary tonight with David and Tammy at Pacific Place.

One person said that completing a marathon gives you the sense that you can do anything. For me, finishing a marathon was a great physical accomplishment, but I can't honestly say it gave me any more confidence. The "I can do it" confidence came when I was able to make a living for myself in a foreign country at age 22. Try it. It's quite empowering.

The quote from the movie that rang true for me was Paula Radcliffe saying that it adds another layer to who you are. I can run a marathon. Yeah, that fits.