2008 was a wonderful and memorable year of running for me and my family. For the last 6 years October has been the finale of the season with the Free press marathon.
An injured left leg kept me from completing my training. It doesn't take an "Obi Wan Kenobi" to imagine what that can lead to. I struggled for the last 8 miles but with the pacing and encouragement of friend ( local running legend) Doug Goodhue I managed a personal best. Thanks Doug! Still shy of my Boston qualifying time by 9 minutes I hope to come back stronger in 2009.
On another note I am beginning the process of starting a running club for kids modeled after the " marathon Kids" concept. By establishing a healthy activity early and making it fun we hope to set a pattern for life. Stay tuned!