“I have often dreamed of a far off place
Where a hero's welcome would be waiting for me.
Where the crowds will cheer when they see my face
And a voice keeps sayin' this is where I meant to be.
I'll be there someday, I can go the distance.
I will find my way, if I can be strong.
I know every mile will be worth my while
When I go the distance I'll be right where I belong.
Down an unknown road, you embrace my fears
Though that road may wander, it will lead me to you.
And a thousand years would be worth the wait
It might take a lifetime but somehow I'll see it through.
And I won't look back, I can go the distance
And I'll stay on track - no I won't accept defeat
It's an uphill slope, but I won't lose hope
Till I go the distance and my journey is complete.
But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero's strength is measured by his heart
Like a shooting star, I will go the distance
I will search the world, I will face its harms.
I don't care how far, I can go the distance
Till I find my hero's welcome waiting in your arms.”
Lyrics: Alan Menken 1997
Performed by: Michael Bolton
Today, my name went into the lottery for the 2012 Houston Marathon! I’m “Going the Distance” again!!!! I must be crazy – guess I’ve been bitten by the Marathon bug!
I ran Disney’s Marathon this past January “just to say” that I completed a Marathon. Well, in just a few short months, I’ll begin training for my 2nd Marathon! I must be crazy.
I couldn’t think about it too much while I was registering cause I knew I would chicken out. I filled out the blanks and hit register before I realized what I was doing! I joined a team with a few of my friends so I hope we all get in!
The part I’m most looking forward to is the Olympic Trials! We are planning on going to Houston on Friday, spending the night, watching the trials on Saturday, spending Saturday night, then running the race on Sunday! I think it will be fun!
Now the waiting games begin…….
"The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon." Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
"It's not 26.2 miles...it's 10 water stops." Unknown
"I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible." John Hanc, running writer
"Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count." Barry Magee