First of all, I would like to thank God for creating bodies and physical activities. I could not have done this without you.
I need to thank my dear mother, first and foremost for giving birth to me, and secondly, for recently gifting me with some high-quality wicking shirts and shorts. It made this entire morning so much more enjoyable.
Anna, at Road Runner Sports, for fitting me with my new Adidas, and convincing me that the Super Feet insoles really are worth it. You’re the best!
Thank you to the pouring rain and mud, because no one wants to be the kid with the blindingly neon white shoes.
I can’t forget the Olmsted brothers, who had the original vision for designing Seattle city parks such as Green Lake.
My legs, my legs! I know that I had said such cruel things to you and about you in the past, and yet you remain loyal and reliable. I do not deserve you.
And finally, to the endorphines. You kicked in around mile 2, and stretched the 2.8 goal into a respectable 3.5, therefore convincing me that even after several months of hiatus, I’VE STILL GOT IT!