• Kendall Ficklin

THE RUNNING WALL


Nobody told me about the running wall.


It wasn’t until the middle of my 1st half marathon that I experienced “this” wall.


Quite simply, it was the moment I realized my body and mind wasn’t on the same page.


My mind was saying, “push.”


On the other hand, my body was saying, “Bruh, we are done.”


I had trained faithfully, day after day on the treadmill. I had created the perfect playlist to carry me to the finish line. Went to bed early. I was in the runner’s zone.


Despite my intense, detailed preparation, it still happened.


I hit the wall.


As I transitioned from the end of the 8th mile into the 9th, my body said,”Bruh we are done here.”


At that moment, I learned that there's a huge difference between running 13 miles on a treadmill and completing a half marathon.



There’s comfort on the treadmill. The concrete is not as forgiving.


As my body was tapping out, I had an epiphany.


There will be “walls” in your professional and personal life where circumstances will be as unforgiving as the concrete during the half marathon.


It’s not the time to quit but to keep moving forward.


In life, the wall will either stop us or force us to level up.


Ultimately the choice is yours.


Have you identified “your walls”?


Kendall (Coach K)


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