The Final Marathon Update…

Many of my blog readers know that I've been training for several months to run in the the Disney Marathon, which is on Sunday. This has been a challenge lately due to the weather here in Cleveland, Ohio and significant pain in my knees. However, I pushed forward one step at a time.

Two days ago, my doctor told me not to run because of knee problems. He indicated that I could potentially cause long-term damage to my knees.

I've decided to run anyway based upon two very powerful quotes. Here is the first one from Joe Louis:

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."

And here is the second one which I in one of Dean Karnaze's books:

"Life is a not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming:
"WOW!! What a ride!"

I've decided to have a wild ride. If that means a walker for me, then so be it. I'm going to give it my all on Sunday because I promised myself that I would. You can't win in life when you quit halfway through your journey.

Are you living your life so that you'll end up at the end in a pretty well preserved body? I hope not. Life is too short. Work it right the first time!

The marathon starts at 6:00 am on Sunday. From what I understand, you get some kind of computer chip that tracks you throughout the race. You can track the race live at one of Disney's websites. Here is the link:

http://www.doitsports.com/results/MSG-signup.tcl?sub_event_id=4447

You should be able to find me by searching "Rob Minton". Hopefully I'll keep a 9 minute mile pace!

Have a great weekend!


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