For most of us, running 26.2 miles is about the challenge of achieving something we may never have believed possible.

It’s about hope. And courage.

And faith.

It’s about measuring the endurance that’s in us today, and discovering the strength that is possible tomorrow.

And owning that strength is what each of us will do on October 8.

And it’s that sentiment that’s reflected in the NIKE “Find Your Greatness” campaign from a couple of years ago—sharing the notion that, “Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.”

As you continue your marathon training, my wish for each of you is to have the faith that the greatness you are looking for will be inside of you as you stand at the “START” on Marathon Day.

At this point, as we begin the second half of marathon training season, I simply encourage you to do all you can, the best you can… on every remaining training run, through every remaining training week.

Which is all any of us can ask of ourselves.

And to carry in your heart these words from Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never, never give up.”

(Thank you, Sir Winston.)

Have a (really) good training week ahead, as you to discover all the greatness you are capable of achieving.

And thank you, for ALL that you are doing to train and run and fundraise to support the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities!

Train safe. Run strong.





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