Ryan Hall had to drop out of the Olympic Marathon partway through because of his hamstring and honestly…man…I don’t even know how to say what I want to say.
I guess I want to start with this:
“The easy answer is, I want to win the Boston Marathon, which would be a noble goal. But to be totally honest, it’s really not the deepest desire of my heart. As I thought about it, I thought back to what got me into running in the first place and what I most love about running. I concluded that the only thing about running that I love more than those moments when maybe I’ve given others or hopefully will one day will give others, a glimpse of God. Or those moments when I feel God running in me. It’s hard to articulate, but when you experience it, you know it. Those moments that are typically effortful, are now effortless. The thoughts in your head melt away and all that’s left is joy, delight, and the satisfying sensation of performing outside of yourself.”
Thank you, Ryan.
& thank you, God.