As I’m sitting here, silhouetted by the glow of my tablet, I’m trying not to let emotions catch up with me. It is less than 75 minutes until my Marathon, the biggest physical test/achievement of my life. I’m surrounded by my family, though they are all snoring away in the lumpy hotel beds, which makes this extremely special to me.
Had a genie told me 2 years ago that I’d be here, my response would have had to have been “who am I cheering for?”. There is no way it could have been me. Two years ago I had never ran a mile in my life.
If you had asked me a year ago I would have assumed it was to run the half….even that was a stretch. But here I am, primed and ready to Bring It!
I have my 26.2 magnet ready to go on the truck when I finish. Last year I thought about getting one after finishing my first 5k. I realized that anyone can do a 5k. I’m not meaning to diminish the accomplishments of finishing a 5k, but millions of people complete those each year. How many people can actually say they finished a Marathon? Less than 1%. So, instead of staging protests against me, help me celebrate…for I am the 1%….or will be in a few hours at least
A big thanks to my wife and kids…I didn’t realize what I was getting you all in to when doing this….thank you for supporting me and loving me…I love you all so much.