The only time I think about running 26.2 miles is when I’m standing on the sideline watching the runners in the world’s largest marathon. This is rather ironic considering that I am a runner, too, and log more than 50 miles each month running outside all year long.

Yet this year, as in years past, I was once more one of the millions of onlookers cheering on the runners in the NYC Marathon. As always, it was exhilarating especially given the spectacular weather. With the throngs of enthusiastic runners coupled with the just as jubilant spectators, it’s hard not to get swept away by the momentum and euphoria.  So much so that I temporarily forgot (again) that running a marathon is not the same as training for one. Read more

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