5.03.2009

This little piggy had none

It's 4:30 AM on race day and this little (flying) piggy gets to sweat, ache, and work hard to run 26.2 miles faceless with thousands of strangers in a city where no one knows him.

God, this is going to be hard. I've done it before but by no means does that make it any easier. Things are going to hurt. Unpleasant surprises will happen. There is a very good chance that I will hurt myself during this process.

But oh how wonderful it is to see the sleepy city awakened by the steady cadance of an unending sea of runners. Oh, what a triumph against everything it is to cross that finish line. And while, through the pain, a little piece of me will die out there on the course, I will do this.

Game on folks.

6 comments:

Carlee said...

love your thoughts! have a great race

Jess said...

Good luck today!

Adam said...

Good luck!

The Laminator said...

Do it, do it...go show them how we do it in NYC! Best of luck, SRod...

BTW, are you done by now? Gotta check.

RunToFinish said...

ok so i'm anxiously awaiting the final report here..

Jason@nycin310.com said...

Noticed your goal time was 3:40, which was my finish time in last year's NY Marathon. Hope you beat me and looking forward to the wrap up post.

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