Posted February 16, 2012 by jimhigley
The 2012 Austin-LiveStrong Marathon is this weekend. I actually have a bunch of friends who are flying down to join in the fun for either the full marathon or the half version. And while I’m happy and excited for all of them – I’m feeling a little mixed.
I ran the LiveStrong half last year with several Imerman Angels friends. And while I wasn’t in very good shape – even then - I did it. And for me that’s what it’s all about. Just doing it. Kind of like Nike.
But this year I can’t make the journey down south. Still on the heals of end-of-year foot surgery, my running days feel like a fading sunset memory.
So, as part of my self-motivation, I’m sharing a story I wrote last year after all of the Austin fun. The story ran in Man of the House. I’m hoping it reminds me about all the reasons why I enjoy running.
WHY I RUN?
The short version of my adventure goes something like this: I showed up at the start. I crossed the finish line. What I did in between mirrored how I’ve learned to live my life.
And when I crossed the finish line, after a full-out sprint for a couple….. READ THE REST OF THE STORY IN MAN OF THE HOUSE.