Running a marathon never crossed my mind, until a couple of years ago. That is when I wanted to challenge myself, and it was a perfect time to cross something off the far-fetched items on my bucket list. Training and preparing to run the marathon with Students Run LA taught me a lot: how to be healthy, and how to manage my time with school. It was an amazing feeling to cross the finish line in the rain during 2011 and in the sun during this year’s marathon.
The experience has taught me that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to and that nothing is impossible, as clichéd as it sounds. Some people say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get running.”