20 Miles

Not much of a post today, mainly because I can barely muster the strength to lift my fingers. I’ve been training for the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, TN, and this morning we ran 20 miles. And it hurt.

You might also find this interesting, too. According to the source of all knowledge, Wikipedia, the origin of this fun little race called a marathon is as follows:

The marathon is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) that is usually run as a road race. The event is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.

The legend states that he was sent from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon. It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming, “We have won!” Then he collapsed and died.

What a wonderful story to emulate for centuries.

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8 Comments

  • Ashley says:

    I understand why he collapsed and died.

    Melanie and I did about 12 this morning and I thought to myself I was thankful I didn’t have 10 more to go!

  • melanieseaver says:

    way to go! 13.1 will definitely be my MAX.

  • Michael K. says:

    Way to go, ladies. We’ll all be rocking Memphis in 3 weeks.

  • Jason Hayes says:

    What Michael is not telling you is that he was really sick at the beginning of the week and still went out and did this. Dude, you are a beast! It’s been fun doing this together! Memphis in 3 weeks, baby!

  • liturgicsjay says:

    “Anybody anywhere in the world can post anything on wikipedia. So, yes, it’s the best source of information available.” Michael Scott. 🙂

  • Allison says:

    my friend Caron told me this story in college and then went and trained to run. I dont understand your peoples line of thinking. I will be sad not to be in Memphis to watch you and Jana- You know I am addicted to cheering at those things- not running-just cheering. I expect a text after your done torturing yourselves 🙂

  • I always wondered what the goal was. Wikipedia cleared that right up!

  • Becky Dietz says:

    Sorry! I guess that “mother-in-law” thing was from when I signed Jay’s blog! Oops! No disrespect to your mother-in-law!!

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