One of the things I LOVE about runDisney, and you know I love them dearly, is how much they celebrate the LAST finisher across the Finish Line as much as the FIRST finisher. At a runDisney race, the last finisher crosses the finish line with the characters at the finish to confetti and a huge support from the crowd – yes people stay to watch the very last runner cross because it IS inspiring. Here’s a piece from the Disney Parks Blog which covers JUST that.
So many are so afraid of coming in last place, but you know like my WISH Shirt from Disboards.com says….
Really, kudos to all who show up at the start! Its all about running YOUR race, unless you are Elite and fighting for a fabulous prize, does your place REALLY matter? For me, NO it won’t change anything. We are all different, different goals and paces, celebrate the fact you are out there doing something for your health….and for yourself too. My running and races are pretty much the ONLY time I have to completely veg out with my own thoughts, so thankful for that.
Someone in one of my Facebook groups shared this Commercial Video from Values.com entitled, “Believe in Yourself” which truly captures the spirit of all races I have participated in. To view it, click on the photo and prepare to be inspired and moved.
|click on Photo to view Believe In Yourself on Values.com’s Website
It was too good NOT to share. I do believe it not only captures the spirit of endurance with the runner, but also the support of the race volunteers. Have you ever been last place in a race? I would love to hear about it – for us slower runners, the “What if I come in Last” thought always pops up especially at smaller races. To me this video shows, if that thought pops up Fuhgetaboutit!
Remember to ALWAYS Believe in Yourself.
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