On Monday Ginger posted her controversial opinion that some marathon finishers should not claim to have run the marathon because they walked too much or ran too slow, herself included. I love Ginger, but this time I disagree with her. Heck, I walked in 3 of my 5 marathons. And while I nit-pick my performances I would never deny myself from feeling the satisfaction of the finish.
Sure, some people show up to the marathon with no respect for the endeavor and hobble along to a slow finish just to cross it off their bucket list. Yeah, that lack of respect for the achievement is annoying. And maybe Ginger isn’t proud of her marathon (I think she should be!), but that should inspire her to accomplish the marathon she wants to run. But the vast and I mean VAST majority of people who finish marathons fast or slow take it seriously and work their tails off for weeks until they cross that finish line no matter how long it takes them. Read more >>