Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Naperville Marathon: “GO”

My third-and-a-half attempt at this post. I apologize as this has turned into a mishmash of thoughts that I continue reformulating. This recap has been more challenging than the race I just ran. It’s a challenge to say what I want to say in a way that I perceive would be topically appropriate and genuine to others, while avoiding taking that wrong turn down a path that leaves everyone feeling dirty, offended or disgusted. I’d really like to assemble a humorous and attention grabbing piece that is #1 on the billboard and leaves you with a poignant message that makes you go “hmmmm…” But it’s a challenge. What exactly am I ‘recapping,’ after all? Initially it was this: I ran a time I wanted to run. Period. So let out your ooo's and ahh's now. Ooooooooo. Ahhhhhh. Everybody jump and shout. But not sure I'll go that route now. For me, in this moment, writing about achieving a time in a race feels so indescribably self-centered, I am pretty sure I have no way to do this without sounding like a total DB (dirtbag or douchebag, I guess you can take your pick). I don't want to be a DB. So maybe I won’t write about that today.