In April of 2005, I ran my first marathon in Saint Louis. It was a grueling race. I remember each mile vividly. That same day, I told my wife that I had run my one and only marathon. This November, I will be running number 10, the same age as my oldest daughter, Ellie. I hope that my dedication to training and perseverance when things are difficult are traits that she will choose to model over her next ten years.
I'm super excited for the 26.2 miles through all five boroughs at the New York City Marathon. Time to go. Got a training run to complete.
P.S. This was my fourth year of applying to run, and after four years, they feel sorry for even the slow guys like me, and they let us into the race.