Congratulations to all who participated in the Med City Marathon. I watched the start and several spots along the route. I was talking to a friend at the beginning of the race, his wife was running her first half marathon, you should have seen the smile on her face at the one mile. Anyway, he said he couldn't believe all the different types of people in the gym before the race. Yes, we runners come in all sizes and shapes, some older some younger , but we are all athletes.
What people that don't run fail to realize is, there are no losers in our sport. There are only a select few that really stand a chance of winning a race. The rest of us are there to compete against ourselves. Trying to run a PR, or just completing a distance that we haven't done before, or sometimes just running for the fun of it and hanging with a lot of great friends.
Peg and Wally Arnold, former race directors of the Med City coined the phrase "Its all about the journey ". I couldn't agree more.