Tuesday, October 23, 2007


In September, Tom ran his first marathon. He promised it was his only one. I'm not sure if that is true. Despite being injured early on, he finished the race in good time. He definitely proved his ability to persevere by sheer will-power and to accomplish something just by putting his mind to it. After watching some of the other runners, I realized how severely I underestimated this accomplishment. Chamane and I went to be the moral support and that was about the extent of it. If he were to do it again, I think I would make a WAY bigger deal out of it. In any case, we were very proud of our daddy. He decided to do something I would never dream of, set his mind to the goal and did a great job. All this said, we'll be happy when he can walk again and can determine that he won't need knee replacement surgery.

4 comments:

Weston and Emily Ricks said...

Way to go, Tom!!! It is a very impressive accomplishment, even though I think anyone who hasn't done it is guaranteed to underestimate its difficulty. We're counting down the days to Weston's marathon in Richmond and hoping he doesn't get too severely injured. But I'm also really proud of him and impressed with his diligence at training, so I know how you feel.
I would never run a marathon in a million years.

dwrichy said...

Congrats, Tom! Mind over matter. There's something to be said about that. (What is it?)

Angie said...

Way to go, Tom! I know this was a while ago now, but the Denver Fosters were very proud of you.

w said...

Tom is a giant among men. Really puts little people into perspective.