Every now and again I'll do some writing and feel like sharing it with the world. Not sure how many others here have that as an interest, but I thought I'd see who if anyone around these parts writes about things that may not be sports-related.
Back in April, I ran a marathon out in California five days after finding out that my wife is pregnant and two weeks after the bombing at the Boston Marathon. I've spent a lot of time thinking about those couple of weeks and wrote about it on SB Nation's running site Stride Nation. If anyone wants to drop over there and have a look-see, please do (link).
I looked to my left, out over Carmel Bay, and decided to walk up the hill. A woman on the side of the road said to me "You can finish! Finish strong!" or some such thing. (I had a similar experience in New York City in 2009, where I ran poorly and was very aware that I was running poorly and hearing those words made me want to curl up in a ball and cry - of course I was going to finish.)
I couldn't help but feel a tinge of pity for this woman who could not understand: I wanted to walk that hill because I wanted to spend a few more minutes there, looking out over blue water at the cypress trees in the distance.
For the first time in my life, I stopped running a race and walked just to be there a little longer.
if any of y'all have things that you've written or are working on, feel free to drop in with links discussion etc.