when the la marathon comes this weekend
i won’t be running it.
in 2009, i volunteered for the first time at mile 20.
in 2010, i passed out at mile 18 and made it in 7 hours
in 2011, i was hanson trained. ready.
and it monsooned. even as glenn ran with me in beverly hills,
and harley guy gave me an orange at mile 20
and shiloh ran with me to the end.
it poured. and i didn’t much care. i just wanted redemption.
this year, i needed to finish the tnt season
and i’m running san luis obispo in april.
i also thought, well you’re 53. how many more of these do you have?
so how many spring marathons can you do?
won’t doing LA again be boring?
and the answer is so…no.
this sunday i’ll be volunteering at the modesto marathon
because i can’t run and jack up my schedule.
i’m so close.
but. i guarantee this.
i will be missing the LA MARATHON.
the oranges the community the people
that feeling that i am home.
los angeles. my town.
and i am coming back to her arms
see you then.