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