A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.
I'm not sure if it was divine intervention, spiritual awakening, universal alignment, or just the really amazing bottle of chardonnay I had shared with my husband the night before, but something amazing happened one morning in November 2010. As my eyes struggled to open in the brisk morning sun, I felt different. I had an epiphany.