PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One native lady is inspiring others to by no means surrender, regardless of the obstacles life throws at you.
Lisa Jackson stated she would by no means run a full marathon, however because of the motivation of her associates she signed as much as run the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon.
Regardless of the loopy wind gusts that day, Lisa managed to complete the race however she wasn’t joyful together with her efficiency. So, she determined to provide it one other shot and educated all winter for her second marathon this previous Sunday.
“I deliberate, labored onerous, confirmed up on time, and ran a terrific begin to the race,” stated Lisa. “Then all of it went down hill.”
Lisa says there was a piece of the course that wasn’t clearly marked and had no course Marshal in sight.
“I used to be misdirected astray. I didn’t determine it out till three miles later, when it was too late to recuperate from,” stated Lisa.
As soon as once more, she was confronted with one other impediment.
“As any runner is aware of, nothing can ease the sting of not attending to run your race after working so onerous for it,” stated Lisa. “I received there however six hours later.”
So, on Monday Lisa ran her personal marathon – 26.2 miles – alone. No crowds to cheer her on, no end line to cross, and no metallic to take.
“I bested final yr’s marathon end time by sixteen minutes. I cried once I hit the magic quantity on my GPS watch,” stated Lisa.
She says she hopes to encourage others together with her story.
“Work onerous and run your race, even within the face of adversity. And when issues don’t initially go as deliberate, keep constructive and discover a option to get it there,” stated Lisa.