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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

To Savor the Glory of the Marathon

Marathon, a place in ancient Greece, where Athenians and Persians engaged in battle in the year 490 BC. The Persians perished, and the message of victory (Nenikékamen - 'We have won’) was delivered from Marathon to Athens, on foot by Pheidippides.


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In our present time, we commemorate Pheidippides’ successful delivery of the victory message, via a long-distance foot race with official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards).



On February 7, 2010 at the Condura Run, I will attempt to savor the glory of the marathon.

Running has become a way of life for me. I praise and thank God for the gift of running, for this became a gateway for many other gifts like good health and new friends that have become family extensions. Running also became an opportunity for me to reflect and realize God’s love for me, that I am just but a tiny speck in the universe, yet He closely watches over me.

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Game plan will be very very simple: I will run with my heart!

While running the Condura Skyway Marathon, I will celebrate the God’s victories in my life. I will call to mind the love that I shared with families and friends. And as I approach the finish line, I will raise my fist and utter with pride ‘We have won!’


References:
1. Marathon by Jeff Galloway
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon

10 comments:

TIMMY SEBASTIAN February 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

amen! :)

at the end, tulad nga ng nababanggit nila argo, etc, na its not that we finished it, but more on we had the courage to start :) (tama ba, at may sense ba?)

see you at the skyway!


and yeah, WE WILL WIN! :)

Jet Paiso February 3, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

yep korek timmy (and may sense, 100%), see you at the skyway!!!

Wossy Ross February 3, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

ako rin..when i run i give the glory to God..and that's when i also get enough strength to finish the race =)

mar marilag February 3, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Nice one, Bro...

Amen to God's love! and yeah, WE WILL WIN!

Running Diva February 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

The original marathon in Greece is not really the exact 42.195, it is in fact, short by a mile. Great post, though. Good luck on your first marathon on Sunday!

Jet Paiso February 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

hi ross, yep finish strong in God's grace!

coach, yep, and i will deliver God's message of victory on sunday!

hi rd, yep, the original distance is short by a mile. the additional mile was due to the queen's request for the marathoners to pass by her palace before going to the finish line, thus the tradition of shouting on the 25th mile "God save the queen!".

Hotlegs Runner February 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

Jet, that's one of my dream marathons. The Athens Marathon =)

Have a safe run this Sunday =)

runningpinoy February 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

Good luck Jet! May God be with us all that glorious day!

Bro J February 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

Have a great run jet! Let's have fun at the sky... see you at the finish line! God bless!

Jet Paiso February 4, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

hi julie, yep, i'm also dreaming of commemorating the marathon in its place of origin =) thanks!

hi dhenz, thanks! God will bless us all the way!

hi bro j, yep, see you at the sky and at the finish line! God bless you too! thanks!

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