I started running on May 11, 2011 as a way to loose some weight. I was overweight, not healthy and had higher blood pressure than I should have. I finally got my butt up off the couch and decided to make a change to my life because I wanted to be there when my girls got older. I want to be there to watch them grow up. I want to grow old with my wife and be there to celebrate being married to her for 50 years one day. I love my family and will always be there for them no matter what.
I will be running in my first ever 100 mile ultra on Saturday April 20th at the Indiana Trail 100. I have trained for 6 months for this. Every mile, all the hours, all the sweat, blood, tears will be dedicated to all my running family at Boston on that day. I will get tired, I will feel pain but nothing can compare to the pain the people of Boston felt on that day.
When I complete the 100 miles this weekend I will have right at 1000 miles for the year. That is the exact distance from my hometown to Boston, MA. I see this as me running there to be with them. Boston is a race I dream of running one day. Now, more than ever. I am running at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in November and I will qualify for Boston there. You people responsible think this has scared us away? It only makes me want to run it now more than ever.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14. My prize is to finish the 100 miles for all those in Boston that day. All my running family, I am running for you!
|I will be wearing this on my back on Saturday when I run my 100 miles in honor of Boston.|