Well, October came and went and I finished another race. It wasn’t until this week that I received my reward. Let me tell you if you thought waiting for Christmas morning was painful as a kid, waiting 4 weeks to receive a medal you went 13.1 miles for is pretty excruciating!
Still without further ado *drumroll*
I would also like to take this moment to quote my buddy Steve.
A lot of people run to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.
- Steve Prefontaine
I’d like to believe it takes a decent amount of guts to show up and do a half without prior training thanks in large part to multiple stupid injuries.
Heck my feet are still peeling from the blisters. How is THAT for sexy?
So on that note I’d like to leave you with a profound thought for the day courtesy of Gatorade.
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
Someone hand me a damn towel baby, because I just ADDED A RACE for 2009. I’m doing the Los Angeles County Inaugural 1/2 marathon (inaugural bling baby!) on December 13th. It’s in
23 days: 11 hours: 38 minutes
from the time of this post
My blisters haven’t fulled healed from October but I’ve got new shoes, new insoles and new socks (the gear issue is another post) and I’m determined to cross a friggin’ finish line in time to actually receive my medal on race day.
They say three is the charm right?