Running is so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles you might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought.
Running taught me how to meditate without even knowing what i was doing. That's the thing about running: Your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are the moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.
How Do You Compare to the Average Road Racer? Runner's World & Running Times actually surprised that I would be considered average in terms of my previous times. Still not happy with them but there's that.