In the beginning, I picked The Kansas City Marathon because of when it fell— four days after my 28th birthday. In April, when I first learned that the marathon would be held on September 24th, it seemed so far off. Committing to it was off in the blurry distant future.
That future is now. This year’s birthday will always be remembered by the marathon. I woke up, as I do every morning, thinking of it. I’d like to say I will be running a mile for each year on Saturday, but that would be adding 2 extra miles and, I’m sorry, but that’s just not going to happen.