As I sat near the finish line with no medal around my neck, I still loved watching people complete it... and it made me want to do try it again. So don't be scared to attempt that marathon or half marathon on your bucket list because failure is only failure if you don't get out there and attempt it.
Looking at this picture, I have to pause. I look at me -- past vs. present. People say they do not recognize the girl in the other pictures. I'm here to say: that girl is me. Don't speak of her as if she is a poor, piteous person. She's not. She's me. She's standing right here, and she is f***ing strong.