I believe runners are hopeful people. We hope to run and race well even when adverse conditions such as, bad weather, injuries, poor diet, or any other unplanned events try to dash our hopes of obtaining a PR. We are blessed with the gift of good health and should perform to the best of our ability. It is hope that carries us beyond pain and all adversities.
Our hope is based on:
The consistent hours of running, strength training, and cross-training.
The new physique, after shedding a few extra pounds, and having more muscle tone.
The faster times of intervals, tempos, and long runs during training.
The encouragement given to us by our family and friends, telling us, we can do it.
It is through experience that our hope is confirmed.
It is through experience we gain confidence and are determined to meet our goal of setting a PR.
I would like to wish great success to all those running the Boston Marathon with me this coming Monday.
My goal will be to break 3 hours, which will be a PR.