#29. The Magician- Haunted Forest Marathon- Canal Fulton, OH
The Magician is “wise, thoughtful, reflective, contemplative and transformative.”
They use their powers to manage energy to create change in the physical world.
In the marathon we transform our pain into something manageable.
We all possess the great power of creation. We can use this to create our destiny.
Our work is to channel this power. In my training I create an inner world that can help get through
the struggles of the race.
One thing that really helped me get through those mid-race miles were the mile markers.
Students at the local high school had created art pieces that were spooky and Halloween themed
and they had blown them up and put them in A frames to let runners know what mile they were
on. I looked forward to each mile to see what the sign would look like.
It gave me something to look forward to and it worked.
As the miles clicked by, my legs hurt more and more so it became a mental game. I knew that I could conjour my own magic and keep moving forward. I was my own best cheerleader. I had to transform this painful experience physically and alchemize it into something that was manageable. I worked with what I had. I know that I possess great powers to create and here I was creating my own outcome. I make these races what they are. I put in the training, the work and this is the power of the Magician. I was trying to stay grounded and access this energy. I wanted to stay in my body and connected to the natural world around me. I knew I had a vast inner world that could help me through this if I stayed integrated with it all.
Through these practices I finished the race strong with a time I was proud of and 3rd place in my age group.
I showed the fitness I had developed and felt confident.