As a normal human being, I am constantly tempted to skip my training runs, eat junk food, and feed my brain mindless activity. So probably, for me, the most important aspect of this marathon business is training my mind. The mind is a powerful tool and if focused properly has the power to overcome things we would never imagine.
Thankfully, I have the privilege and the power of prayer. Talking to God helps me focus on what is important and direct my attitude, my mind. Prayer helps me not only during my training, but in all of my daily activities.
Remember a time you used your mind or when you prayed to overcome a situation. Think about a time when you purposed in your mind that you would overcome or accomplish something. Pray, revive that focus, and then overcome!
Simon Haussmann, PTA