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.
Chika Gujarathi is a children's book author of the Hello Namaste! board book series and a freelance writer. With a passion for storytelling and photography, she has written for many local and national publications on travel, books, motherhood, and style. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and three children.
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