“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that”.
That was a quote uttered by the late, great Fred Lebow, the co-founder of the New York City Marathon. But first and foremost, he was a runner. He wasn’t always the best runner, though, but he ran nonetheless. It was his passion. It was his life. It drove him to be better. In fact, he still joined the 1992 edition of the very marathon he birthed—two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer, and at the not-so-tender age of 60 at that.
If old age and disease didn’t stop Fred Lebow, then you have no excuse not to run. As he noted, it doesn’t matter whether you’re the fastest or the slowest. The only thing that matters is that you do it. Here at Runners’ Choice, we urge you to run, run, and run some more. Run in events. When there are none on the immediate schedule, run during the mornings. Or after work. Run on the weekends. Run around the park. Run around the city. Run with your family and/or friends. Heck, run with your dog. After all, running is such a joy (and healthy to boot, of course) no matter how you do it, where you do it, when you do it, and whether you do it alone or with someone else. Bring your iPod or MP3 player with you and it’ll be an even better experience.
We love running. And we’re sure that you’re head over heels (running shoes, in this case) for it too.We can talk about our mutual affection for running here at Runners’ Choice. We’ve got fun reads, event schedules, and a whole lot more over here. Our objective is to be the perfect hangout in between your runs or races. So do drop by whenever you’re not darting towards a finish line.