I often get strange looks and am accused of being crazy----
IN MY DEFENSE------
The woman that I started the marathon by---runs a least a couple a month------
NOW LET'S SEE-----at least twice a month ALL YEAR ROUND--she runs 26.2 miles. I must say--the beauty of this is NO LONG TRAINING RUNS!
I finally passed "Mr. Boston" toward the end of the race---WHOPPPEEE!!---he was ----80----!
A friend recently sent me the story about the "Black Mountain Marathon" in North Carolina---they ran in a blizzard----UP over 2000 ft and then back down. They also had a "Challenge Run" at the same time---UNFORTUNATELY due to poor conditions they had to cut it to a MERE 34 miles.
I also passed an "Ultra Runner"---you know they do things like run 100 miles through Death Valley.
I didn't wear a "Red Taffeta-Lace Covered Can/Can Dress" like the girl who finished just in front of me. She gives new meaning to chafing.
I have my own brand of crazy----like running in a pair of shoes that had been causing severe pain for weeks. I started to take them off the last few miles and run sock footed and I had to be held back to not toss them into the river at the end. OH YES---that reminds me---some run the 26.2 miles barefooted---something about it being the "Natural" way to run. Give me a cushioned shoe and sock any day--my feet look bad enough as it is!
I MIGHT BE CRAZY---BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER CRAZIES OUT THERE----SOME EVEN CRAZIER!
So to my younger brother who told my son that "I was a real piece of work" YOU are from the same gene pool!