Sunday, December 5, 2021

What's Your Marathon?

By Claire Booth

The California International Marathon is this morning. It winds through eastern Sacramento County and ends near the state Capitol.

26.2 miles.** Depending on what point you’re at during that distance, it’s either endless, invigorating, excruciating, exhilarating, a very bad idea, or a very good one.

Maybe all of those things at once.

My version of a marathon.
It's not unlike writing a novel—a long, involved process that’s sometimes a slog and sometimes a blissful communion with something deep inside yourself. The trick is to make yourself work through the former and enjoy the hell out of the latter. 

What do you do in your life that takes that intense amount of work, focus and commitment?

**Just to be clear, I’ve never run a marathon. There’s no way I ever will. I’m in awe of people who even attempt it, let alone finish one.



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