It’s race day for 2WC, so we’re going to keep this short. It was 12 weeks ago tomorrow this training journey and today, we rock it out.
Good luck to all of our friends and family who are also racing and congratulations to those completing their first half-marathon today (regular 2WC commenter, OMC, among them). Read the rest of this entry
August has a reputation for being a slow news month. Yes, things still happen, and 2WC’s thoughts are with those affected by the violence in Egypt, but we will not be talking about that today. You really should check with an actual news source for that coverage.
To help fill the hole in the news coverage, we thought we’d share some of our own news.
A couple of weeks ago, 2WC embarked on a journey that many have taken before (including us), but if it’s not on the blog did it really happen?
Does it make sense that a St. Patrick’s Day themed event takes place nowhere near the holiday itself? No. Do we care? No. Think of it as a city-wide acknowledgement of the fact that the holiday lasts a month anyways. Read the rest of this entry
Running is hard. There I said it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you, themselves or possibly both.
Why would anyone run then?
Well, first of all, not all things worth doing are easy. And second, what makes it easier or worth doing are your reasons for running.
Some of us run for our health, some of us run because others have twisted our arms or as a sign of support for others.
And some run for a cause. Such as the not so subtly referenced organization featured in today’s photo.
Today was the 10th St. Jude Marathon weekend, and you couldn’t ask for a more inspirational cause.
So if you’re looking for a little inspiration this holiday season, maybe consider being inspired by others.
Full disclosure—This Crusader only did the 5K, but it was an inspired 3.1 miles.
It’s a great organization. If you can, please donate: St. Jude Donations
…just for fun:
It occurred to me as I sat down to write this post, that usually we keep you crusaders up to date on our running events. Sometimes we keep you up to date on training schedules, give you updates, share our thoughts on running….
….So… there’s this race we’re doing today (did would be the more accurate word choice), it’s the Urbanathlon. You run, climb over things, crawl under things. We did it last year if you’ll recall.
There you go, now you’re up to speed. Anyways, this year’s incarnation turned out to be over a mile longer with just as many body-breaking obstacles as the last. It was fun, both Zer and myself survived, and now we’re dead tired.
Dead tired but satisfied. I can’t tell you how much more satisfying an 11 mile run is when you throw in hurdles (of all kinds), 8 foot walls, monkey bars, a stadium full of stairs (4 flights of them anyways), and so much more. It makes going out for a simple run almost boring.
It was a blast. Combined with the fact that a certain mind-blowing baseball game kept me up until the wee hours last night, and this Crusader is exhausted. So, with that, I leave you with a video that barely captures the bad-ass-ness of this event, and of course, a smile…well maybe a few
Oh and…GO CARDS!!!