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.