Congratulations to Nat (akaRunNat) for being the September ExtraOrdinary Runner Award Winner! She wins a free pair of shoes from OnLineShoes.com!
Natalie wrote a this story originally as a great post on her blog earlier this year about hersecrets to training for and finishing a marathon. Intermixed with her great gems of advice are also pieces of her story of how she came to run her first marathon in 2005. Both marathoners and nonmarathoners will enjoy her story. Check it out in the " I did it!" section of the Runners' Lounge Inspirational Stories!
And if you want to learn more about Natalie, check out her blog, See Nat Run, and her Runners' Lounge profile, RunNat. Thank you Nat for republishing your story in the Lounge and sharing it to inspire and motivate other runners!
At the end of every month, we award a free pair of shoes, compliments of OnLineShoes.com, for the best inspirational story submitted by a Lounger. Every runner has a great story! Submit yours today!
Look back through your old race reports and blog entries for your stories of inspiration, motivation, success and goal accomplishment. And of course, as you write your stories for upcoming races or running goals, don't forget to add a copy to the Inspirational Story section too!