Five Responses to “What Being Part of the Marathon Team Means to Me”

Everyone who attended the training on Sunday was giving the opportunity to write their thoughts on one or both of the posters, each one with a different prompt: “What being part of the Marathon Team means to me” and “Training for the Marathon taught me…”.  This week, I’ll be sharing the responses to the first prompt, and you’ll see the responses to the second prompt in next week’s Coaches Corner.  These words brought tears to my eyes, and I hope they touch you just as much, if not more.

Community and support.  Thanks everyone.

 Being on this team gives me a sense of community and hope for the future.

 That sometimes we carry others and other times we are carried.  Sometimes we need to be loved when we can’t love ourselves, and love others when they feel vulnerable.  We go through the season and need each other.

 Accountability to others as well as myself

 That I’m no longer alone.  I have support in something greater than myself.  I’ve always wanted to do a marathon.  It’s a milestone I longed for. Now I can make that happen with the love and support of this team.  Thank you for letting me be a part of something greater than myself.
-Amy P

Thanks to each of you for taking the time to share your thoughts and to inspire each of us.  If you weren’t there and would like to share your thoughts, I encourage you to add a comment to our Facebook group.


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