Winning Signs From the New York City Marathon
I don’t run marathons. I know, I hear you say, “Oh, it’s okay, I hear it’s a great experience.” And I agree, it is an incredible experience; but the truth is, I am not at all fond of running. It is not because I am uncomfortable with the idea of running; I am not at all uncomfortable with the idea of running. Instead, I am very much in the way of running, and for the past twenty-four years, I have been running marathons, and I do not enjoy it at all. The New York City Marathon is one of the worst marathons I have ever run.
The New York City Marathon is like nothing else, because we are talking about running the fastest, most difficult one-hundred-and-fifty-mile race in the world. I don’t even want to think about having to run this race. This is why I so desperately want to run the Boston Marathon this year; not because I want to run the Boston Marathon, but rather because we are talking about the Boston Marathon here. Yes, I want to run Boston. That is entirely different, and I have a lot to learn from running the second-longest distance in the world. I am going to read all of the books I want to read, all of the things I want to do, and the experiences I want to have. The same applies to running the New York City Marathon. I am going to do it for the experience; I am not going to do it because I am going to run the New York City Marathon.
I will admit I do not have the patience required to start and stop in the middle of the night to be a true runner. I may even break my own record at the New York City Marathon and then start to cry, because I am such a terrible runner. But, I do have the patience necessary to run five hundred miles of pavement and streets, a mile at a time. If someone is going to beat me at the New York City Marathon, they will probably have to break my record by at least 10 minutes to beat me. Yes, it is possible. But that is not me. At least not yet.
My point is, you can tell this is my blog by the fact that I have not yet had to enter my last race