Lessons From the Marathon

the start of the 2003 Dallas White Rock Marathon

This Saturday marks ten years since I ran my second and final marathon.  Though injuries and weight gain forced me to stop running long ago, my brief running “career” remains one of my most meaningful personal achievements.Last year I told my running story in the context of a wider discussion on fat and health.  Go read it if you’re interested – here’s an excerpt. Growing up I always felt like I was inferior because I wasn’t an athlete. Running changed all that. I still wasn’t very fast, but … [Read more...]