Marathon Mission: Complete!

26.2 Miles that Will Last Forever

26.2 Miles that Will Last Forever

Completing the Rock and Roll DC Marathon was of huge significance for me. The marathon is the culmination of desire, discipline, and dedication to a common goal. My Marathon Training group assembled on a cold (and rainy) December evening and committed to training through the worst winter in years in order to be in shape enough to run the entire 26.2 mile distance with the strength needed to accomplish such a task.

There were many challenges along the way. I suffered some major injuries competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu during training which forced me to re-evaluate my goal and focus. I realized that an injury during Jiu Jitsu would force me to forfeit *months* of training and conditioning for the marathon, so I pushed my competition calendar back in favor of lighter intensity workouts dedicated to my goal.

Special thanks to Charm City Run. My coaches and fellow runners. This moment is something I’ll never forget!


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