The article is about a young woman who is running a half marathon in New York with little training and a nasty cold right before the race. The day of the runner was late to the start but completed the race. On the way home, a man and daughter complimented the runner saying she looked great for just running 13 miles. The runner realized that finishing first was not the goal or importance of the race but rather improving yourself and completing a goal.
- It is important to remember that finishing first in a race is not always the only thing that matters.
- When running in a long and challenging race, it is important to remember that just finishing is an accomplishment.
- It is not always that bad to be slow in a race, people do not really care and support each other.
“I decided to approach the half marathon one mind trick at a time.”