Sil Simpson writes about how he felt tackling a tough marathon, coming back from an unhappy experience the prior year when he was unable to finish it. Four miles into the event this time he reports:

At that point, I allowed myself to relax and enjoy it. I said a little prayer of thanks. I didn't pray to finish or to run a good time. I just said thanks for having the body and the mental outlook that allow me to be a part of a celebration of life as wonderful as a marathon.

(from "Redemption" in the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of Marathon & Beyond magazine; see also Eric Clifton (1 Oct 2004), TaoistState (12 Nov 2004), PaulReese (17 Feb 2005), ...)

TopicLife - TopicFaith - TopicRunning - 2005-03-27

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