this year has been like a marathon–and i’m at slightly more than thirteen miles into the 26.2 miles. there’s a certain amount of pacing, a certain reliance on others to either encourage me or to promise to see me, and there’s the times i just feel like i’m ridiculous.
which i have felt every day except yesterday when the chicago tribune published an article in its sunday supplement about my new years resolution to meet all my facebook friends! so just this one morning, i woke up and didn’t think “what a ridiculous enterprise!”
i got up early, five a.m. and went downtown to chicago’s rock and roll half marathon. these athletes have already done the hard work of preparing and training and i wonder if some mornings they have thought about not getting their training done because they have doubted themselves. today was their day to enjoy the fruits of their hard work. my day will be december 31, 2010 when i will visit the 325th facebook friend!
i filmed this while wearing a media pass. i got it through my f2fb friend #194 rett britt. rett is a business consultant but he has a wonderful avocation: he photographs athletes at that moment of triumph, that moment of realizing they’re within reach of their goals.
unfortunately, the pictures i took didn’t come out. thank goodness nobody was relying on me. still, you can see some of the other pictures rett took that morning at: