Alan Levine (AKA Cogdog Blog) - Flickr Photo
Alan has been raising money for American Diabetes Association by participating in an annual marathon. Last year, I supported his charity because he won my birthday challenge. This year, I was one of his sponsors.
I started this site training for the 2006 Rock n' Roll Half-Marathon. Having never run more than 3 miles in my life, I did it as a personal challenge and to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The experience was great, and maybe found out, I did not really "hate" running.
That's a photo of Alan (on flickr) and posted to his running training blog right before he started the race. I love that he twittered during his breaks while running the race. He crossed the finished line! Congrats.
Cross this one of my life list. I completed a full marathon. It was not heroic, fast, not really “fun”. The final time was 5:26:01 just withing my secret, unblogged goal of 5:30. I came in 5264th place! That New Zealander in first place could have lapped me (he finished in something like 2:15, how do people do that?).