#28. The Flame- Horse Capital Marathon 2021
We all have different flames that live within us, some burn hotter than others. Fire requires a lot of respect, tending and care. Our inner flame shows up differently for everyone. However, a flame at its core, is the same. It's the life force, the pulse. It's the pilot light that makes us who we are. How can we work with our flame? A hot flame leads to a lot of excitement, a lot of emotion. But we can burn out if our fire burns to hot. Embrace your fire, your flame and how it comes through you. How can we move through life with the flame as balanced as possible? We can learn how to let our fire burn bright in a tempered, sustained way.
The course was a beautiful 26.2 miles through the rolling green hills of "horse capital of the world" in Lexington, Kentucky. The scenery did not disappoint. The early spring blossoms of redbud, dogwood and crabapple were everywhere in Kentucky. The weather was a comfortable 60 degrees with hazy sun, perfect for running. Everything was set up to be a fast race for me, but my body was not having it. I was thrilled to be in another state doing a marathon, but it was truly a test of my inner Flame archetype to see if I would have the patience and perseverance to finish. With my medication changing, my body chemistry seemed to be awry and my ability to sustain running was limited. I did seem to have unlimited endurance at a slower speed, so I would need to embrace the beautiful Kentucky springtime and take as long as I needed to finish.