I’m looking forward to having a cocktail. Tomorrow afternoon.
I’ll be joining a whole boatload of other people to participate in the Cleveland Marathon tomorrow. I’m walking the half-marathon to raise money for Team In Training. This will be the fifth TNT event I’ve done to raise money to fight cancer.
It’s also my “triple crown” event since I’ve completed all three flavors of endurance events that Team In Training offers: three 100-mile bike rides, a triathlon, and now the marathon.
In December, as I was crutching around the house and/or soaking my sprained ankle in a cooler full of ice water, the marathon seemed pretty far away. I wasn’t even sure that I’d be able to participate at all. But over the course of the last few months I’ve gotten back out and walked mile after mile.
It will undoubtedly be challenging – all the endurance events are, and after all I’m a musician and developer, not a skinny athlete. But I’ll do it, just like I do everything else, one step at a time.
And then I might have a cocktail.
PS. Sadly, my race number does not contain a ’69’.