Ever since I ran my first full marathon I have learned a lot mentally and physically. Most of my power came from my own mental thoughts since I learned to believe in myself with minimal help from others. I never had a mentor who was always pushing me and I don’t know any runners close
People always want to be the best in everything and have the best of everything. You want the best shoes, the best gps watches, the best running gear, and the best times. Runners will spend hours and hours training for upcoming marathons, half marathons, 10k, and 5k races.