Tuesday, October 25, 2016
That's the response Ed Whitlock gave after smashing records at the recent Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Oh, did I forget to mention: Ed's 85 years old! If he and I had run only the Half Marathon he'd have outpaced me by over 15 minutes. This man can run!
As a runner it's all about Personal Bests...we all say we don't compete with other runners. We all talk a blue streak about how it's important to 'run your own race'. But buried deep down is that competitive itch: 'I want to beat that guy in front of me'. We mid-pack runners may not talk about it much but it's there. Watching Ed Whitlock smash world records in his mid-80's is inspiring and motivating: "I want to run like that when I'm 85!". Truth be told, I just want to still be moving upright when I'm that age.
So my updated running mantra: "Just run!". Or as Sally says, "Run, Christopher, Run!"
Gotta go...the road is calling...
Until next time...