Amazing. Inspiring. Humbling.
|Liliya Shobukhova (Women's winner Chicago 2011)|
I read a story on a blog of someone who didn't have such a "hot race". (in her opinion anyway) In my opinion, she was amazing. Courageous. It's sad to see someone upset over a comment left on a personal blog. How dare someone knock someone down for not running a PR? I personally have never done The Marathon, so anyone that can wrap their head around 26.2, register, and show up on race day, shoes laced up tight, is a HERO to me. Slow or fast, it is definitely an accomplishment.
As I have mentioned, I toy around with the idea of it...it's a battle in my head. I know my body could probably struggle through it. But can my mind help push my body to the end? I don't know.
I think signing up for the Desert Classic 30k in December is my idea of dipping my toes into the water...until then I'll watch from the sidelines.