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.

dodger stadium

the oranges the community the people

and

that feeling that i am home.

los angeles.  my town.

and i am coming back to her arms

2013.

see you then.

Image

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “when i wish i was running a marathon.

  1. So you just guaranteed that I’ll be running LA in 2013, as long as I’m not hurt. I want to run this with you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s