But, over the years, I've been "blessed" to live with and be friends with people who are passionate about running. For example: Leslie and Meggie. In 2008, when I was living with my BFF Maggie in Cincinnati, she managed to run half of the Flying Pig Marathon without even really training and she then convinced me that she and I could and should run the Mini Marathon in Indianapolis in 2009. The Mini is a famous half-marathon that takes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that everyone should try once. So, we signed up for a coveted bib, put ourselves in a slow-ass corral, and started training. We ran (and talked) the whole race (and took approximately 11 bathroom breaks) together in a moderate but respectable (especially given the bathroom breaks) 2 and a half hours.
|Me and my work friend, Chris, post-mini 2010|