Marine Corps Marathon 2011 October 30th 2011 Today was the 36th annual Marine Corps Marathon and my sixth and final marathon of the year. With D.C. being at sea level one would think running this race would be a piece of cake after running four of my marathons this summer between 4,500 and 10,000 foot elevation.
Nothing could be further from the truth. It was a tough race with temperatures at the start near freezing. Though dry, it was b ... read more
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fa... full info