The Big Dance Awaits.

Brook’s booth at the Marathon Expo

Legend has it that in 450 B.C., Pheidippides ran from the battle in Marathon to Athens, 26 miles away, to deliver the news of victory against the Persians. Tomorrow, 46,000 runners will try to emulate the great Pheidippides for no apparent reason except to say they can too, battle or not.

Bib, shirt, poster, and free goodies from the Expo.


The fact that I am one of those 46,000 runners has me concerned. I am not ready. I didn’t work as hard as I could have. I feel like the grasshopper who danced all summer.

Clark St. from my window; a river of gold under the street lights
Ready or not, the sun will rise tomorrow and I will run. And hopefully cross the finish line as planned. Good luck to Gigi and Ray who are also running tomorrow. Godspeed. 

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

One thought on “The Big Dance Awaits.

  1. The sun rose and the day came and you indeed ran and rocked it!!! Well done!!!
    Now, is it too early for me to ask about next year or should I wait a bit more?;)

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