Embrace The Emotion

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Now that the Boston Marathon is less than a week away, the emotional roller coaster is at full speed. It’s the convergence of two diametrically opposed emotions. The excitement of the approaching Boston Marathon is palpable, the sadness of an incredible journey is drawing to a close. Being a running coach is very similar to being a teacher…I’m on the verge of seeing my students graduate.

I’ve witnessed the incredible impact the Boston Marathon has on runners and that’s the perfect capstone to a training season. Looking back to the first TEAM meeting seems so long ago. I’ve witnessed a complete transformation from a group of people who were uncertain whether they could complete the 26.2 mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston to a unified group of runners filled with anticipation and confidence. Nervousness and uncertainty are constant companions leading up to the marathon…even for veteran marathoners.

Our training is about to cross the threshold from the comfort of training to the reality of the race. It’s time to embrace all the emotions that occur in the final days before the Boston Marathon!

  1. Tom says:

    Go Marathon Coalition! So many amazing people doing such great things for great causes. Thanks for everything Coach Rick….we couldn’t do it without you!

  2. Tom,

    I have learned that any life worth living has to include helping and serving others. Thankfully, I have the Marathon Coalition runners to remind me of this on an amazingly significant level.


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