I distinctly remember writing the line and thinking to myself, “That sounds pretty corny. I really don’t know if I want to put that in the book.” But the more I thought about, the more I kept thinking, “there is going to be somebody who has a goofy sense of humor and actually does it.”
This past weekend my friend, Victor, ran his first marathon. He and I have been emailing back and forth (since he currently lives in the Netherlands) over the past 16 weeks, as he progressed through his training regimen. The timing was great, as I was also training and was capable of answering some of his questions with experiences and thoughts I had been thinking myself on a run earlier that week. About a month ago, he sent me a picture with a portion of the book underlined. The caption simply read, “do you remember writing this?” Then, as pictures of his race were being posted on Facebook, I couldn’t help but notice one where he was taking me up on the offer.
Victor, first of all, well done on completing your first marathon! Great job of sticking it out and challenging yourself. Secondly, thank you for having a sense of humor and taking the picture.
If you want to read a little bit more about Victor and the way his marathon is going to impact his summer plans, follow this link to get to his blog and read about the awesome adventure he will have in Burkina Faso. http://victor.theobaart.com/home-2/