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Reflections from the one man marathon- May 30, 2020

It’s not about keeping up or why we should be keeping up: it’s about keeping going and the reason why we should keep going. That’s the most important thing we should be reflecting upon and thinking about. 

"Run, Run, Run," is the culmination of weeks training for a marathon I had scheduled to run while in Brazil in April of this year. As many of you know, or don't know, that the training schedule for marathon can be very time consuming- on top of effort and energy consuming.

 

The process of training wasn't my best for this work, duo many changes that were happening around me (pandemic, a baby on way, adjustments to teach online, etc), but the training was consistent. Two months before my trip to Brazil, I had to stop because of these challenges I'd mentioned. My trio to Brazil got canceled and it was definitely frustrated. The feelings of waste and loss was real.

With these feeling in mind and after much reflection, I planned to do a one man marathon. My goal was to give justice to my $30 dollars I didn't get back by the Brazilian International's Marathon Institution. I also wanted to do justice to my training efforts: not just for me, but for my family (of 3). And I wanted to challenge myself asking why do I put myself in challenging situation so often. 

Running and marathon is not just about training: it's about focus, it's about dealing with levels of pain, consistence, time consumption, pleasure, and failure. It's about affecting others around you positively and negatively- for the absence of yourself can be a great deal while you are training, but finishing the race can can also be reward to others. Running a marathon is a process with a goal in mind. Perhaps an unnecessary effort or a date of time in many instances. 

 

2020 ©Johab Silva