June 6, 2009

Fourteen with a side of fortitude

The definition of fortitude is mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, or danger. Fortitude is ALL about strength, firmness, courage, and, what can I say, running is ALL about that good stuff. There are a couple tough as nails training weeks looming ahead, so it took a little extra heave-ho to get out and complete this morning's 14 miler.

Thanks to fortitude, my legs found the strength to crank through 10:10 miles. And my soul enjoyed tromping down narrow dirt and sand paths with butterflies and bugs. Since courage has more to do with your heart than the battles you fight, I'm darn sure that the 14 miler worked my heart--courageously. Oh, and yeah, I think my legs are getting firmer ;)

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