I have a blogging friend. His name is Luis. Luis will be running his very 1st marathon tomorrow. Why is that significant? Well let me briefly tell you about the "marathon" he's already ran and I believe you'll be impressed.
Just a few short years ago this was Luis.
Obese and unhappy with himself, Luis dug deep down inside and found the courage to change his way of life. He began by focusing on his eating habits. He then went on to work with a personal trainer and began an exercise regimen. This eventually led him to discover his love for running.
When I met Luis, we were both running 3-5 miles at time. He wasn't satisfied with that and kept setting higher and higher goals. Tomorrow will be the culmination of all his perseverance, determination and hard work.
This is Luis now.
Wow! After achieving this the marathon should be a piece of cake!
I humbly request that instead of commenting here today, please visit Luis over at his blog, Muddy Runner, and give him some words of encouragement. He's pretty nervous right now.
Good luck Luis. I know you will finish strong!