Monday, September 28, 2009

Just Do It

You know those inspirational posters with a beautiful natural setting and some quotation underneath?
Larry woke up at 4:30 AM the morning of my first long distance race, grabbed his bicycle, and follwed me to the starting line of the Space Coast Half Marathon in 2007. He spent the next 2 hours and 9 minutes snapping photos of me, running at and after sunrise along the Indian River in Cocoa, Florida. Larry surprised me for Christmas that year with a poster of me running, palm trees and river in the background, with these words from Calvin Coolidge underneath:
"Nothing in the world takes the place of persistence... Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
That poster is one of my most treasured possessions.

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