It’s game time! My first marathon is tomorrow morning. I will embark on my 26.2 miles at 7 a.m. Training for this marathon has been one of the most challenging tasks I have ever taken on. I used every ounce of determination, persistence, dedication, perseverance, passion, motivation, energy and LEG POWER to complete the training schedule successfully. I truly learned a lot about myself throughout the process. I learned what I am capable of, how to overcome mental battles and to keep running when the going gets tough. Marathon training is a journey.

Here are some of the wonderful pictures from the scenery on my running adventures:

Long run in Lawrence

the best.

One of my favorite roads to run on in Lawrence

KU campus view on a morning run

KU campanile at sunrise

running with a rainbow view

makes it all worth it. šŸ™‚

campanile. KU tradition!

afternoon autumn run

nike frees

pretty, pretty and more pretty.

nature's beauty, simple and serene.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of the running adventures via iPhone pics. šŸ™‚ The simple elegance of running outside just can’t be beat. It’s the best.

Time to get some sleep!

Some motivation for you and for me too. šŸ™‚

Ability is what you are capable of doing.Ā 
Motivation determines what you do.Ā 
Attitude determines how well you do it.Ā 
–Lou Holtz

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” Ā -Oprah Winfrey

“Aspire to be great instead of good, aspire to be remembered instead of forgotten, aspire to accompish what others have and have not done, aspire to be yourself and nothing else for when you strive to be yourself everything is limitless because you are not holding yourself to the limits of others.” – Troy Streacker

xoxo

Maggie

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