Yesterday was the Miami Marathon (and half-marathon). I didn’t even run this year and I was surrounded by motivation and inspiration all weekend.
I feel incredibly lucky that my town has such a successful big marathon. I remember 17 years ago running the Toyota Prius Tropical half marathon totally untrained because I wanted to support this new Miami event. I think the very next year it was rebranded the Miami Marathon. Every year I enjoy the atmosphere of having this big event in town.
Yesterday there were two amazing stories that I want to share with you for motivation. These two stories really show me that the only thing in my way for hitting any of my dreams is my own mind.
The first inspiration comes from a guy named Ramo Noslen. I don’t know him personally – only from seeing him around town running and online where he is an active participant in several online run clubs. He uses a nickname of Trblmaica which is pretty catchy. I had been following his journey as he prepared for the event this year because he was doing something very special. As a fundraiser he planned to run first the half-marathon and then cross the finish line start over and run the full marathon course.
I know crazy, right? That’s a grand total of 39.3 miles in one day! Boom!
He’s a talented and motivational guy and I never had any doubt that he would do it which he did. Nice job Ramo!! Thank you for inspiring us as you trained and accomplished this amazing goal.
Hector and Kerry Inspirational Duo
The next is a superstar duo who separately I have written about before. These two have now teamed up as an inspirational super power. My friend Hector Picard who is a double arm amputee and my friend Kerry Gruson who is paralyzed teamed up and ran the marathon together.
Kerry is no stranger to the marathon and neither is Hector but this is the first time they pair up together for a marathon. My friend Rebecca shadowed them as they completed the marathon in 6:30ish.
It was a warm and windy, windy day and the Miami Marathon is a fairly technical course so this was no easy feat. These guys really had their work cut out for them but there is no stopping these two. They ran to bring awareness to an organization named Thumbs Up International. Which they certainly did.
Honestly, knowing these stories don’t you feel a little bit like pretty much anything is possible?