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Friday, October 30, 2015

Thoughts on my Chicago Marathon

Marathons hurt and are hard!
But also make you feel proud of having accomplished something remarkable.
Although deep down I am disappointed of not being able to record a personal best at this distance after the extensive training I did… I am still over the moon that I was able to finish.
I am very fortunate to have had the chance to run another “major” marathon.  The tour of the city was enjoyable even if my stomach issues at Mile 20 slowed me down.
Also, it was an honor to attempt to keep up with the one and only Clot Buster INSPIRATION MAN Eric O’Connor… We did not get to start together but I was able to catch up with the 3:10 pace group and stay with him until about Mile 12 when I finally lost him as I needed to dial things back if I had any hope to survive.
And that brings me to my next question… WHY DO I ALWAYS GO OUT SO FAST?!?!?
I can’t pace properly to save my life.
Being competitive I was chasing butterflies attempting to keep up with a pace that was way out of my league.  Every time I do this.  EVERY TIME!
Seems to me that I need a serious kick in the pants to be realistic as to what I can achieve.  I missed an opportunity to improve my best performance and until the next marathon (whenever that it is) I have to bow down to the lady in our house as the fastest marathoner around… She gets the title because she is and always will be the BEST RUNNER under our roof!
At any rate, I will never forget this experience even with some of the issues I had.
Most importantly the CLOT BUSTER #StopTheClot polka-dots got called out by spectators all throughout the 26.2 Miles.  It was music to my ears to hear people reading off my shirt… I just hope that at least one person out there remember and learns a thing or two about blood clots and blood clotting disorders.
It is AMAZING to see Blood Clot Survivors everywhere overcoming the challenges of their clotting incident and achieving their goals.  From the Chicago Marathon, to IRONMAN Races, to the Columbus Marathon, to the Marine Corps Marathon, to the New York City Marathon the polka-dots are represented as survivors are getting celebrated and are inspiring others to overcome!
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster

1 comment:

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