As well as mark the event I wanted to feel the burning in my chest, the pain in my legs and the sweat drip down my face. Because 10 years ago I almost lost the chance to experience anything, which makes even the most challenging circumstance ultimately rewarding.
More than the end of the race, it was a sense of closure after a tough, exciting, challenging and rewarding ten years without cancer.
When I was 20, and sitting in a hospital bed with Leukemia eating at my cells from the inside, I couldn’t see a future for myself.
Now, in every moment of pain, I thought about that 20 year old kid.
I pictured him watching me and I couldn’t stop. There was just no way.
That 20 year old version of me was watching me, he was looking up to me. He had to see what the man he would become was capable of.
So I kept running. Because I owed it, to myself.
I promise you it is.
The easiest decision is so tempting. But it’s never the right decision.
And if you power through, just endure for one more step, one more step, just ONE more step.
If you do that…I promise magic happens.
It’s taken me 10 years, but I’ve been living that magic every day ever since.