Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Failure is (actually) an option

Seattle Marathon
November 30, 2014

I am not getting any faster.

Actually, I spent this year with my right ankle fractured and in a boot and then after healing up and getting fit in the summer I ended up with a serious calf injury.

I genuinely expected to fail this year.

I had a plan for the first third of the run and ended up exceeding plans the first dozen miles or so.  The next 9 miles sucked, but the sun and dry pavement was a saving grace.  The last 5 miles were basically a trot in, so I was pretty pleased with finishing #17.

17 years and counting, almost up to The Undertaker's streak.