I like to run the smaller marathons because there is a friendly small town feel. The Pocono Run for the Red Marathon in rustic and rural Stroudsburg, Pa, offered this. There was a Starbucks in Stoudsburg too!
When I was running Pocono Marathon I remembered family vacations here 40 years ago .... seems like a lifetime and what a different life it turned out to be than what was expected .... you just can't plan for NF. Take each day as it comes knowing you laugh, love, learn .... "show up"
My music is always in my head as I play my "tapes" keeping it up tempo during a marathon and thankfully I had my hearing in the 60's to remember the Oldies but Goodies .... think Motown here
But I also get pumped by reading comments from other team members and we have had some great ones lately ... its all about the "be the change you wish to see in the world"
One day when I was training on a treadmill the Kentucky Derby was on the TV screen. During the derby event I pumped up the speed to get to a 7.5 minute mile (very fast for me) .... ha ha I like to think I'm a thoroughbred
In 4 weeks I am looking forward to the Seattle R'n'R Marathon (my # 35): rain or shine but hopefuly shine!
Some days I really feel the "loss" of my hearing loss but in the process I've found out that at heart God made me to be a distnace runner and I value the spirit of endurance