Tag Archives: Motivation

How to make it to the starting line

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The starting line of the Big D marathon

Training for a marathon isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either.  In this post, I show you how to apply proven management techniques to your goal of completing a marathon.  After all, what kind of MBA would I be if I didn’t throw a little business theory at you?  Take these steps as you embark on your training, and you’re bound to succeed! Continue Reading →

10 inspiring marathon stories

Travis and his son

Another 60 minutes at the gym on the treadmill.  Another 6 miles on the books.  Apologies to the lady who took one look at me and changed machines.  I don’t know why you run.  I’m running because I’m tired of the big and tall store, because 33 is too young to be on high blood pressure meds, and because I want to be there when my 2 year old turns 52.  Please excuse my intensity, but I’m literally running for my life.”

- Travis, Cincinnati

 

Travis sparked an outcry with that Facebook post (in response to a gym-goer’s dirty look).  Why do you want to run?  Maybe it’s for your kids, like Travis.  Maybe it’s just for you.  Have a good reason for doing this.  You are going to have good training days and bad training days.  Your “why” will keep you going!  Here are some examples of other people’s running inspiration to inspire you:

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