I'm sure by now you've all read about Kayla Montgomery, the teenage runner with M.S, whos legs go numb at the end of the race, causing her to collapse upon crossing the finish line. If you haven't read the article, the NY Times did a great piece about it here.
I was reading this article the other day, and with the NYC Half coming up in just a few days, there was something that Kayla said that stuck with me.
‘Coach, I don’t know how much time I have left, so I want to run fast — don’t hold back,’
And I thought (in a somewhat morbid way) isn't that true for all of us? Why am I scared of going fast? Why do I fear that by going fast I'll get injured? What's the point of racing when you're not letting your legs and heart be in it 200%? None of us know how much time we have left to run, and we shouldn't let anything hold us back from giving it our all every time we run.