the triumph of will over reason

Today is an exciting day in Boston as the Boston marathon kicks off in approximately 1 hour.


My post for today is dedicated to each and every Boston Marathon participant.  Over the course of this weekend, the city was filled with an incredible energy brought in by marathoners and their families.  The Boston marathon draws over 27,000 runners representing every state in America and 90 countries around the world  with over a half-million spectators lining the course.  It is the second biggest single-day sporting event in the country {second to the Super Bowl}.

I came across this definition of marathon and I love the last description: a triumph of will over reason.  It’s so true, and like in many sports you learn this discipline of will.  Mind over matter or simply the drive to go on even when you feel you cannot.  Skills that are important to get not only through a marathon, but also through life.

What’s also so wonderful about the marathon is that there are so many wonderful stories of people running for a cause, or to raise money for a program that is near and dear to their hearts.  I have a friend from college who decided to come out of retirement {from running marathons} after her mother was diagnosed with cancer in an effort to focus on something she could do to make a difference; run for a cause that helps people with cancer and  their families when they feel the most helpless.  You can read her story here.  This is just one of thousands of inspirational stories that are part of today’s event.

If you are like me, you may not be running marathon length runs, but love to to run and how running makes you feel about life. Running has gotten me through some difficult times, makes me feel most alive, and is also when many of my creative ideas come to me.  I came across this print by that pretty much sums up how running makes me feel and something I would imagine many of you runners {regardless of distance} can relate to.

To further celebrate the marathon festivities,  I put together a look for running in style. Because, regardless of how far you run, there is no reason to not do so in style!


Fashionable running look

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Here’s to every marathon participant accomplishing the goals they set for themselves today, and crossing that finish line on Boylston Street.  What an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment.

And when today is over,  may we all to continue to strive for the triumph of will over reason both on and off the pavement.

Happy Marathon Monday to you and best of luck to all runners!!


About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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