Photo is from the race websiteAfter Matt signed up, he started running a bit. Matt is not a seasoned runner. He just runs now and then and signs up for events when the mood strikes him. Soon he realized he was going to be gone for six weeks this summer and wouldn't really be able to do any high altitude training like this race requires.
So, for a little workout, he decided last week to run in a half marathon this past weekend. I can't run. In fact, it's safe to say that I dislike running. I disliked it in grade school. I disliked it in high school, and I dislike it now. I can't even run to my corner much less a 13 mile half marathon!
I see people running all of the time. Some of them look like they are having so much fun, and others look like they are going to keel over any minute. I always want to stop my car and ask them if they want a ride!!
I give anyone credit that can lace up their shoes and head out the door and just run....that is NOT me!
Matt called me Saturday after the race. He finished in 1 hour and 51 minutes. I have no idea if that is good or bad, but his goal was to finish within 2 hours. Not sure how he can do stuff like that without training. All I can say is that some of us got it, and some of us ain't. I am an ain't!
So Chee Hoo Matt my boy! Congrats! I love you!