I got this email today...
A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together.
One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' too. For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island . Father and son went on to complete the race together. View this race here. There's music, so feel free to turn it down if you'd rather.
I haven't ran in 2 weeks because I've been "too busy" or it's been "too cold". I didn't bring my running gear on this conference because I figured it'd be too chilly and other various pathetic reasons.
When I get home tomorrow, I'm going running. I have no excuse, no reason not to run. And I have signed up for a marathon in May. A lowly marathon when you look at what those two have accomplished.
No more excuses.