Monday, June 14, 2010

Run a marathon - check!

"The pain you enjoy." The tag line was half right: First part ("The pain), definitely. The second half? ("you enjoy") I'll have get back to you on that.

Earlier this year I wrote down a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in 2010. I've since written down those same goals every single day. One of them was to complete a marathon. Mission (almost) accomplished. I had a specific time that I wanted to finish under, so that's a goal still to be achieved.

Running a marathon is often compared to the journey of life. I "got" that concept intellectually before running one, but now that I've had the experience of making it to the next milepost (and the one after that, and...) I've gained a deeper comprehension of the connection between life and running 26.2 miles.

Congrats to Mrs. Browning for running a great race (and for the Advil.) We won't tell anybody about the "margarita shots" we enjoyed in Wallsburg, k?

Thanks much to Terri for doing what she does so well - being "other-centric." Jerky and orange juice never tasted better.

Most of all, thanks to my wonderful team, led by Miss Ginger. My first goal was to reach her and to then hopefully finish. She got me across the line - standing up. And my two little cheerleaders made it sweeter still.

 Am I really already looking at doing another one? Am I crazy? As if you didn't know.


  1. What a great finish line picture! You did it!!! I can't wait to read other blogs about things on that list of yours. You're awesome.

  2. You are to me as George Washington is to every president who sits in the oval office. An inspiration!

  3. So fantastic. I'm very proud of you for reaching out for (crazy) goals. Do you really have to run another this year?? reallly??? I bet your time was really quite good. :)

  4. What a great day. So glad we spent the end of your race together. I think I might be game to join you for more miles in the future. I think. Maybe.