“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.”
Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
I had the incredible honor of running the Seattle marathon with my brother and two dear friends this past weekend. It was an extremely challenging course, 26.2 miles filled with too many hills to count. It took us just over four and a half hours, with not a drop of rain and views so spectacular it almost made you forget about the pain. It’s the second time I’ve embarked on such an endeavor, and it was just as humbling as the first time I completed it. I’m in awe of not only myself, but also my running partners, as we rallied together over the tough bits and came across that finish line together. My brother was the hero, as he easily added on over 30 minutes of time to what he would have been able to finish to make sure the rest of us got there. I feel exhausted, ecstatic, humbled and proud, so very proud.