Marine Corps Marathon

The "Wall" is not a fun experience to go through.  It's the point in a race/run where you are drained.  Energy gone; both physically and mentally.  Every runner has hit; it's no if, but when.

That moment in a run can break you; but, when you remember why you are running, the second wind comes in with force.

This race was for the Marines; active, retired, fallen - it was for all Marines.  This race was also for my kids.  Part of why I run marathons, is to show my kids that anything is possible.  Not just by me, but all the people out pounding the pavement and pushing themselves.

I want them to look back one day and remember these days and to feel as though they can take on any challenge and climb over that wall.