Well, I did it. As I'm sure you didn't just randomly get to this blog, you probably already know what I was attempting... or you've scrolled down to the next post. In summary, I was attempting to run 50+ marathons in 2007 for breast cancer awareness and as a tribute to a special family member.
I hit #51 on 10/21.
I've gotten to #64, and even though I have a couple weekends left in 2007, and even though I am registered for 3 more races, I am going to close out the year at 64. I have mixed emotions about that, but it'll have to do.
If you came here looking for race stories, simply scroll down two posts to my calendar (or click this). Each race is a hot link to that race's associated story.
For the public record, this year has been demanding and challenging. Nothing like what a person goes through when battling cancer, though. Still... along the way, I burned certain bridges and damaged relationships. One in particular was especially bad.
The cost was high. I am going to take a break from being a Maniac for an indefinite period. There are other aspects of my life that I need to improve. I want to be a better person, and I need to work off some bad karma associated with being x, y, and z (fill in your own pejoratives; I probably did them).
A longer summary of "WHY I RAN", "WHO I RAN FOR", and "WHY I'M DONE" can be found here.
Thank you for reading this and mahalo plenty for your support this year.