Need a little inspiration to kick off the next week? American marathon record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor shares her running wisdom. . .
We make choices. I hate to say ‘sacrifices.’ If we truly love this sport and we have these goals and dreams in the sport, the classroom, or in life, they’re not sacrifices. They’re choices that we make to fulfill these goals and dreams.’ Sacrifices makes it sound like ‘oh, poor me, I have to do this in order to get to this,’ and I don’t really like that word. It was just really the choice to take care of myself and live a proper lifestyle. In doing that, I feel like a healthier person, I feel focused in everything, not just in my running. In following this one dream, I feel like I became an even more well-rounded person.
50 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS
Today’s prize. . .
1 OF 5 SPIBANDS FROM SPIBELT
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Yesterday’s winner. . .
Congratulations to Brittni Crawley who won a One-Year Membership to Gold’s Gym. Please email Jessica@womensrunning.com with your mailing address to claim your prize!