A few months ago, the editor of a major running magazine spent a long time interviewing me for an article about addiction in running. I poured my heart out, but never saw it published.
So I battled back and forth for awhile, torn between letting the story go, if I wanted to go there, yada yada, until I finally just said …ya know what? Screw it…. nobody can tell my thoughts better than me…. So here we go. Prepare yourselves.
For the past three years, I’ve attempted to take my running journey from “Ultra Crazy Runner” to just “Crazy Runner” by participating in my favorite marathon: the annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. I would say it’s tradition, but really it’s just more of a personal running vendetta.
Monday morning, after a couple hours of sleep, I woke up at 4 to run 10 miles and then up Stone Mountain. Then, I decided to be a cool mom and take my kids to the local theme park. We spent the entire day riding roller coasters, splashing around in the water park, sweating it up in the 90 some odd degree heat, and dodging skanky people and puke.. You know, just typical cheap thrill park stuff. Good times.
Today, I randomly decided to do a 100 mile ride, the Tony Serrano Century memorial ride. The ride is in honor of an avid cyclist and ultra runner that was tragically struck by a car while training for an ironman a few years ago. Though I never met him, today I heard all about the impact Tony had on his community through his love for the sport. To read more about Tony, please visit http://www.tonyserranoride.com