Everyone has a story and there’s an importance to everyone who’s out there, whether they’re finishing a course in record time or the last one finishing.
I love this so much.
Saturday I had my first Did Not Start, but I went and watched the start of the race. Waved at two people I know from run club.
I'm a fairly reliable two hour half marathoner. I feel like that's a good time, even if not great, and I'm a little disappointed when I come in over two hours. I watched the 2:15 pace group run by Saturday morning at about mile two, and they looked good. Strong, capable runners at a good, healthy pace. I watched the winner finish (90 seconds ahead of second place), and I don't know that he looked "better" than those finishing in double his time. Everybody just looked so amazing. I shouldn't be disappointed by my slower times.