Life’s a Marathon…Just Cross the Finish Line

Just simply cross the finish line. At the end of the day, that’s all I wanted to do. Just Keep Rockin’ that positive mindset and Keep Rollin’ forward to cross the finish line.

As many of you may know, this past weekend, myself along with thousands of others ran and completed the Rock-N-Roll Marathon in New Orleans. This 26.2 Mile Journey has more of a meaning to it than just simply challenging myself to run a marathon….

If you ask me if I enjoy running long distances, my answer is hell no. If you ask me if I followed any type of training regimen to prepare, my answer is no. I did run 13 miles about 2 times prior to the marathon, and I may have run once a week if I was lucky, and that’s being generous.

What I’m getting at is that I could have prepared myself better for a run of this distance, and I’m sure I’m not the only person that can say this. But I feel that as long as your mind has no doubt you will do something, then you will find a way to get it done. It’s all about that Mind.Set.Go. Mentality.

From day 1, when I signed up to run this marathon, I understood it was going to be a challenge. I knew without a doubt, it would suck. The physical challenge was going to exist no matter what.

I also knew I was going to finish it. No matter what, I was crossing that finish line. I had imagined what it would feel like to cross that finish line, and what I had imagined was nothing compared to actually doing it.

This marathon was more than 26.2 miles to me…

It was a representation of life for the sheer fact that we are not always prepared for what life throws our way. We may not always be physically prepared for what happens in our lives, but we are in complete control of our mental state of mind. We can give in and let the circumstance defeat us, or we can keep moving forward any way possible until we find a way to overcome whatever we are faced with.

We imagine accomplishing certain goals or dreams in our head, but when faced with the challenge to get to that finish line, we seem to have trouble putting our thoughts to action. We think about all the bullshit in between rather than focusing on the finish line.

Just as in the marathon, I could have given up plenty times, but that was not an option.

My focus was the finish line.

The same goes for life. There are plenty times we may feel like giving up, but we must work to persist through the pain and focus on the finish line. Because crossing that finish line and completing what we started is one of the most exhilarating feelings ever.

This journey was dedicated…

To everyone who doubts their self. I know the feeling. Hell, I still doubt my own self at times, but I am working and learning to trust myself, commit to what I am doing, and have the confidence to follow through until I cross the finish line. There is nothing special about what I did, but it’s more about the meaning behind why I did it.

My Message and reason for running the Marathon…

We can all cross the finish line in life, and that’s all I want us to understand. We don’t have to always be the most prepared, but we do always have to take some kind of action with a positive state of mind in order to move forward and get closer to crossing the finish line in life.

I wish to prove to myself and others that with a positive mindset, we can accomplish much more than what we imagined. 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this, and have a great rest of the week!

Think Positive. Focus on the Finish Line.

Think Positive. Live Positive.

A Huge Thank You!

With everything said, I want to 100% thank everyone for their support and best wishes prior to the marathon. Your words served as motivation as it was a continued struggle to keep putting one foot in front the other. You are all awesome, and I can’t stress enough how great it was to have so much support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks also to my brother, Klay and his girlfriend, Whitney for greeting me at the finish line. Also thanks to the three young bucks, Jesse Coleman, Aaron Hampton, and Mackey Cortez for catching me at the last mile as I was finishing up.  One more thanks to Courtney Robottom whom I saw on the course. It was nice to see some familiar faces.

A Special Shoutout

I want to give a huge shoutout to my boy, founder of The Good Folks Movement, Grif Fos. This dude got his Mind.Set.Go. on and serves as a perfect example of what we can do when we put our mind to something. Grif stepped out of his comfort zone and completed the entire marathon even though he had done ZERO training before hand. Real good stuff Grif.

Big Grif posing with me after the run.
Big Grif posing with me after the run.
Grif crossing that finish line. Congrats bro.
Grif crossing that finish line. Congrats bro.

Here are some other pics from the Marathon:

Pre-Race. Mind.Set.Go. on my chest so I'm ready to Rock-n-Roll.
Pre-Race. Mind.Set.Go. on my chest so I’m ready to Rock-n-Roll.
My boys Bowman and Gou made it to the start line beforehand and proceeded to yell at everyone that I was going to win the race...Thanks for getting my blood flowing fellas.
My boys Bowman and Gou made it to the start line beforehand and proceeded to yell at everyone that I was going to win the race…Thanks for getting my blood flowing fellas.
Grif and I crossed paths during the marathon. This was between mile 21 and 22 when I was really struggling. That was the longest mile of the day for me.
Grif and I crossed paths during the marathon. This was between mile 21 and 22 when I was really struggling. That was the longest mile of the day for me.
This guy has run hundreds of marathons in his life. His friend, Larry, has run over 1,200 marathons!
This guy has run hundreds of marathons in his life. His friend, Larry, has run over 1,200 marathons!
And there is Grif with Marathon Maniac and Legend Larry Macon. Dude has run over 1,200 marathons, including a record 255 last year!
And there is Grif with Marathon Maniac and Legend Larry Macon. Dude has run over 1,200 marathons, including a record 255 last year!
Done. Can't feel my lower body.
Done. Can’t feel my lower body.
Thanks to my brother Klay and his girlfriend Whitney for making it to the finish line!
Thanks to my brother Klay and his girlfriend Whitney for making it to the finish line!
My parents and brother after the race!
My parents and brother after the race! Mom and Dad both reppin some Mind.Set.Go. as well. Klay, where you at with yours?
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Life’s a Marathon…Just Cross the Finish Line

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