Monday, February 09, 2009

Boston Week # 6

Did a nice 16 mile run on Saturday. Had another solid week of running. I will post totals at bottom of post.

I saw an interesting thing on Dateline NBC last night. It was about a runner who was in an accident years back and he fought to keep his foot so that he could run. Finally the foot was no longer able to withstand his running so he had tow choices stop running or take off the bottom part of his leg.
He took the second option and took off the bottom part of his leg. I think this took alot of guts but then he ran the NYC marathon as an amputee. I do not disagree for him to run as an amputee but he was getting all this exposure for something he did under his own will. What about those solders that come back from war and are amputees and run. They should be the ones receiving press. Thought I would just express my opinion.

Enjoy your week. GO NOVA.

Miles Time

61.71 7:33:33

% change
Week 1 55.13

Week 2 57.61 4%
Week 3 58.23 1%
Week 4 55.06 -6%
Week 5 72.02 24%
Week 6 61.71 -17%

Total 359.76


Anonymous said...

He had TWO 2 Choices.....nice story...sorry i Missed it..

Anonymous said...

That's not a bad point about the soldiers. Although I think there may be a lot of people who would choose to keep the foot/leg and give up the running. I think because he had the ability to make a conscious decision makes his story pretty admirable. I have completed two Olympic Triathlons and I was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at age 12. It definitely hindered my sports career for a while, but I never let it get in the way of the joy of training. I think his resilience is part of the story for sure.