Running teaches me so much! This in particular, that I AM Capable of So much more than I ever imagined. So true! I completed a goal of mine to be able to run 3 miles and I can do that now :) it feels so good to know I worked hard :)
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside your head that wants you to quit.