Would you train for a marathon during a major life change? Colorado residents are often admittedly outdoorsy, but this could seem like an overwhelming challenge for many. For one woman, the dissolution of marriage was the perfect time to begin a major exercise training goal. Throughout her divorce, which lasted for about 16 weeks, the woman followed a 16-week marathon training plan, which ended in personal triumph after she successfully completed two races. The antidote to divorce is simple, but not always easy, she says. Just keep moving ahead.
The woman says that she met her husband training for her first marathon, and they had planned their wedding to fall between two major races. They traveled throughout the country to participate in Ironman races and marathons. Even though the woman felt like her life was turned upside down, she said running helped her maintain “the illusion of sanity.”
She would spend hours running with friends outside and alone on her treadmill. When she was offered the opportunity to run the Boston marathon, she jumped at it; even though it was just weeks from another race. Now, she is preparing to run the same races this year, as she celebrates different victories within her family.
In many of these articles, we discuss building a strong support network of family members and friends. This woman developed that system through running. At the end of a marriage, it is important to surround yourself with people — and activities — that make you feel empowered. This woman explains that her running partners have helped her and her daughter rebuild their lives.
Although divorce legal issues may not always be easy to resolve, a reliable support system and divorce team can make all the difference. Colorado residents may benefit from group activities such as running, but they may also gain additional support from their divorce attorney and other team members. Colorado attorneys may help their clients keep “moving forward” in the wake of a divorce.
Source: Huffington Post, “Untying the Knot” Tish Hamilton, Feb. 05, 2014