Most athletes have rituals, something they do before an event or during the season. It might be eating the same thing on game day. It might be not washing their baseball cap during the season. I had some rituals I did before every marathon. Here are a few.
*The morning of a marathon, I would always watch the video of Team Hoyt (Dick & Rick Hoyt) with the song, “My Redeemer Lives” by Nicole C Mullen. These always gave me inspiration.
*I would watch the video, “That’s My King” by Dr. S.M. Lockridge. This always fired me up.
*The first song I would listen to when the race started was, “My Redeemer Lives” by Nicole C Mullen. It always helped me pace myself.
*At the 13.1 mark of the race, I would listen to “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. That always motivated me to keep moving forward.
Those were just a few of my race-day rituals. I truly miss my running days, but I am happy God has me running a different race these days. It is a race to encourage others going through their own journey. ~OC
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