What on Earth would possess a person to run 26.2 miles in less than a month? I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. Because.
Because is a great motivator. The word ‘be’ on its own is one of the shortest sentences in the English language. Be. It’s almost godlike in its command. And cause. A cause is something to strive for, something to believe in. Put these two together and it’s a beautiful concept.
Gregory Mallory, when asked why he would choose to climb something outrageous like Mount Everest in the 1920’s said “Because it’s there.”
But, back to why a marathon in a month.
Because I want to. Because it’s a challenge. Because, why not? Because I’m crazy. Because you think I’m crazy. Because who cares. Because a marathon is an everyman’s Everest. Because I can. Because I believe I can. Because I know I can.
On November third I’m going to be attacking the five boroughs of New York City. And I can’t wait.