On Saturday I wrapped up the 2018 marathon season for this guy. I still have not qualified for Boston, but these things time time and effort, which I'm willing to give. Today marks the two year anniversary of my first marathon and I've been reflecting on what I've learned about running, and myself. I never dreamed I would be so into this activity or 'sport', when I have recovery time after marathon all I can do is think about getting back out there. Also, I never imagined running would take me all over the country and that I'd meet so many inspiring people.
Seriously, why are other runners so darned cool? Need support? Ask a runner! Need a laugh? Ask a runner! Need a shoulder? Ask a runner! But you see what I'm getting at. I wouldn't have made it this far without the kindness of complete strangers on the running trail offering their support. Pretty much what life should be about.
I'm still recovering from Saturday and doing the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Right now I'm dealing with some feet injuries from possibly defective or broken shoes, but I'll sort it out. Once I'm back and laced up all efforts are focused on 2019 and planning my trips to various cities. Of course with a Boston qualifier in my heart and mind. I've grown a lot this year despite the constant injuries I've endured. But this has only made me want to push harder while also listening to my body. Basically thank you 2018, you were beyond wonderful... and 2019, I feel that BQ in my bones.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.