The Marathon is a metaphor for life and for your recovery.
It’s about accepting a challenge when you may not believe you can do it, then succeeding and realizing that you have many reasons to believe in yourself.
It’s about setting goals and sticking to them.
It’s about working hard to get what you want.
It’s about looking inside to find the strength to keep going when the going gets tough.
It’s about asking for and accepting help when you need it.
It’s about being there for others when your teammates need support.
It’s about making time for your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
That’s what each of you has been doing for the last six months. I am so proud of you all for what you are accomplishing. You have the power to succeed not just on March 19, but in the rest of your life too.
Congratulations to all! You have a lot to be proud of.