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Mission Accomplished

“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.” – Brian Tracy

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

There’s nothing quite like achieving a personal goal after months of work and effort. Each day, through repetition, consistency and seemingly small steps, the goal becomes real with time and patience.

This past weekend, my brother John finished his first marathon and my niece Emily finished her first half marathon. I’ve done dozens of half marathons and am training this summer for my second marathon in Fall. It was refreshing to see the event through their fresh eyes.

When I was running with Emily, she kept telling me to go ahead. I would have finished earlier but I would have missed the joy of watching her goal unfold to fruition 13.1 miles later. Our victories aren’t always in being first or fast but in showing up, doing the work and finishing. And the victories are always sweeter when shared.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Looks like you were in my neck of the woods this past weekend! We missed it this year to go paddling in the BWCA, I have been on both sides of that support while running the half — both giving the support and receiving it. They’re equally rewarding, in different ways. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

    June 25, 2013
  2. Anonymous #

    2 good looking people 🙂

    June 25, 2013
  3. Jeanne DeMartino #

    Congratulations to John and Emily! Well done on two very long runs!

    June 26, 2013

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