Finishing Strong


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Andrew spent the last six miles of the race running alongside an injured batman.

Andrew’s Favorite Products

  • LifeLong Vitality A staple in my daily wellness needs.
  • Mito2Max® Used daily for increased energy.*
  • Deep Blue® Applied to feet and chest during training and the race.

Tips for Success

1. Fill your mind with positive thoughts. Joan of Arc said, “All battles are first won or lost in the mind.” Controlling your thoughts is vital. At times, I found it very difficult to continue training. However, reflecting on the benefits of training helped me dispel negativity. I strongly agree with the sentiments of Napoleon Hill, you have to, “believe you can achieve, and you will succeed.”

2. Create a game plan. Once I decided I would run the marathon, I planned out how I would achieve my goal. I cannot stress how important it is to devise a schedule and stick to it. As time goes on, your fitness and stamina improve and so does your confidence in achieving your goal.

3. Listen to your body. A few weeks before the marathon, I knew I needed to adjust my regimen. Your schedule should have enough flexibility in it to cope with setbacks. Attempting to rectify a problem quickly before it gets worse is crucial. I knew I needed to rest more to aid my return. It is very important that you look after your body and give it the right fuel.

4. Find what works for you. Varying the type of exercise you do keeps your training interesting. I found doing interval training helped strengthen my willpower. This was vital when I faced adversity during the marathon.

Learn more about Andrew’s charitable efforts for St. John’s Ambulance at justgiving.com/andrewosafo/

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