After running competitively in high school and college and then just for fun through my 20’s & 30’s, with mid-life creeping up my back, the thought of finishing a marathon by 40 turned into a obsession in June, 1994. After completing #1 in September, I went on to finish 30 in 20 states during the next 6 years, added trail running and felt the closest to God’s great creation during those Saturday 50 milers. Ultimately, I was able to complete 100 miles in 23 hours on a track in Pennsylvania during a Relay for Life event.
Running was a love that brought release from stress and kept my mind in top shape. My wife (32 years now ) used to think running would be the last love to go, long after her. Her prediction was incorrect; running is a faint memory while she continues to add joy to my life. … Read the rest