Sunday, August 12, 2012

I started running less than two years ago,

so London is the first Olympic Games since I've ever competed at anything. I appreciate the athletes and the effort they put into their chosen sports in a much different way now. I wanted to honor them and thank them for the inspiration they have given me, and the only way I could think to do it was to run 26.2 miles myself. I did it this morning in 5:44, nowhere close to my PR but the best I could muster today. I ran a little extra just to be sure of the distance. So great job Olympians and great job London! You showed us the best of humanity at a time when we all needed to see it. You competed with courage and grace, and by doing so you made the world a better, brighter, more peaceful place.


Jen T said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments, and I have great appreciation for the Olympic athletes and the example they have set. However, it never would have occurred to me to run 26.2 miles in their honor. It's a great idea though! In fact, I will do it. I will honor our Olympians by running 26.2 miles in August. I think I get it 7 miles the first week, and 12 last week, so I'm almost there!

Dave Renfro said...