Congratulations to my good friends Chuck and Arlene. They ran Boston yesterday in 4:00:36 & 4:00:32 (and that included two potty stops!)
As Chuck nears 57 Years old, he can still qualify for Boston and still hot foot it around town with kids less than 1/2 his age. Shoot, I remember when people retired at 55, not my man Chuck. No shuffle board for him. How about Boston baby! Way to Go Chuck!
Arlene has made herself a great runner. Running 26.2 miles is not comfortable for her, and I promise you there were many people along the way that never thought she could do it. Arlene has battled asthma and genetics and beat them both down. And guess what? Arlene is a two-time Boston finisher! Oh, and her latest effort has qualified her again. Comfort is for the mediocre, Arlene, you are extraordinary!
Hey, we all know some of these people. Why can't you be these people? No it won't be easy. Yes you will lose some sleep. Yes it will often hurt. No, it won't be comfortable. But, it will be worth it, right Arlene?
Just so you know, your marathon could be a PhD. Your marathon could be a 10K. Your Marathon could be a new job, a dance class, but take a risk.
Way to Go!
Put down the remote. Forsake the controller, Get UnComfortable!