Chasing 26.2: 2012 Philadelphia Marathon
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
It seems I’ve been chasing this number for a very long time. A quiet idea born during my first 5K race in 2009 that keep getting stronger and stronger as I continued to run.
It hasn’t been an easy road with disappointing injuries and the work required to get back into shape. In truth, I would not be at this point without the excellent training and guidance from Team Philly and Goals Fitness.
I’m excited and looking forward to completing this marathon with my running friends. Yes, there will be a race recap Stay tuned to this post!
“You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who don’t run and never will… those who run but don’t race…those who started training for a race but didn’t carry through…those who got to the starting line but didn’t in the finish line…those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You’re still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you’ve outlasted.”
– Joe Henderson