I love this video for the same reason I enjoy watching the finish line of a race after all the speedsters are done. I love watching the folks from the back of the pack. They had to fight the hardest, had the most to gain...and the most to lose. For some of them, not finishing could turn them off to running. For many of them, finishing shows what is possible when you start one step at a time. Before long, it's amazing how much ground gets covered. They have the amazing stories. The folks who win the races just have the amazing genes.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
by Sean Lloyd at 9:07 PM
I finished my first 5k race in a neighborhood Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I was not moving all that fast, though my pace quickened after my feet warmed up. The temperatures were in the upper 30s with wet pavement from earlier rain. I was happy with any result that didn't have me limping across a finish line in front of lots of people I know.
This year taught me that I can run barefoot. Next year, I want to get fit and fast. I'd love to nail down the Apple Blossom 10k in April. Now I just need to figure out how to over-winter my feet.