Lillie McFerrin Writes

Jamie got ready,picked up his bag to go to the gym, he  missed a lot of time due to sickness ,it was important to go back to his daily routine of fitness exercises, after all he only had three months left to participate in the Boston Marathon.

He knew his coach would discourage him to join with the rest of his friends, he felt a few days of sickness should not be a deterrent, he was fine and confident,the time he lost without practice ,would be easy to make up.

On his way to the gym he met his friend Isaac, he  looked bright and healthy, there was a slight discomfort in Jamie’s mind, would he be able to make it, he brushed off the negative thought and walked with his friend, he was happy to meet Isaac who was an optimist.

On the way they discussed the race, how many of their friends were going, were they able to train properly, where will they stay, it was settled the coach had made arrangements to stay in a hotel nearby Isaac told him.

The day of the marathon ,Jamie was extremely nervous, his parents came to cheer him on,nothing seemed right, he was never nervous before, what was going on he asked himself, another friend Tom came to wish him luck , Jamie could not gather enough courage to tell Tom he may not be able to finish the race!

6 thoughts on “Strength

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing with us this story of Jamie’s challenges. We all carry some form of burden like what you describe here with Jamie.

    All good wishes,


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