January 13, 2014

feel my pain

According to runner’s world, everyday health, I have just joined a private club. Only 0.5% of the American population has run a marathon. I’ll bet a lot fewer of that American population have run a marathon the day after they ran a half marathon. I really didn’t see my decision to run these marathons (39.3 miles collectively) as anything more than joining someone I love in something he does for a living. I woke up! I can’t move. I’m in pain. Wow!
As I lay in bed thinking of the soreness throughout my body, I realized that it was not a decision to run at all! It was a decision to submit to a new way of life. It was a mind shift. The difference in making my body strong, stronger than ever was my trainer. He is the difference.
For approximately one year, I have been training at a very extreme level (nutrition, sleep schedules, exercise). I do not lift bars with compounded weights at the either side ever. I do not use drugs. I am so energetic every day. I can do anything I set myself up to do. It is 100% because of my training experience. I am unstoppable. I am healthy. It is freedom. It is a choice.
I am asked daily what I do to look and stay younger and stronger. My response is always the same. My trainer.
Health is wealth! I am very wealthy. I am so grateful for this newfound richness. I am alive because of it.
Life has a new zest. For God sakes, I am part of an elite club! I am now a marathoner. More people walk around with a titanium American Express Card. Haaa!
It is not by irony that I have done so much for myself and my son in the very same year I have been training with him. It is because internal strength becomes external too.
The pain I am in now is temporary, the rewards to this pain are exponential. I see those rewards reveal themselves daily. I am a better person because of this pain. I owe this betterment to my trainer.
I want to Shout it Out, call my trainer. I want this greatness to be an epidemic. I want you to feel my pain. It is amazing! Statistically, I burned 4,320 calories running this weekend, I gained a lifetime of wonderful.

and if you don’t know, his name is Darren and his number is 305-496-5971,

magda