May 27, 2008

Why Would Anyone...


Run a marathon more than once?

You know you've thought it. And for those of you, doesn't that say something about ourselves? We can't imagine the fact that anyone did this heroic feat for more than the purposes of saying that they did it. That's why we Midwesterners go rub Lincoln's nose in Springfield, go to the top of the arch in St. Louis, and go to the top of the Sears tower in Chicago. To say we did. That's why we see certain movies, read certain books, eat certain foods.

Those who continually do these things? Are they crazy? No. They actually enjoy doing the things we just want to have pictures of.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

I have a friend here in Ann Arbor who runs ULTRAmarathons. His training involves working out for about an hour a day, 6 days a week, & then on Saturdays, he goes running for 3-4 hours. At his pace, he runs more than a marathon every Saturday. It's insane.

Cheesehead Runner said...

It's not insane....it's awesome....and inspiring. And if he's anything like me - running keeps us sane (and looking hot :) )

Marc said...

That last paragraph was just profound enough and true enough for me personally to forgive ending it with a preposition.
-m