Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Well Done, Keira!

I almost forget to congratulate Keira D'Amato who broke Deena Kastor's American marathon record in Houston over the weekend. 

What an amazing feat. I loved watching her being greeted by her kids at the finish line. I ran the 2019 Chicago Marathon when Kenyan Brigid Kosgei shattered the then world record. The philosophy of the spirit of running is the philosophy of excellence -- achieving your personal best with the gifts God has given you. The road to that end is indeed a difficult one. But oh, is it worthwhile. As George Sheehan once said, "Taking a well-trained body through a grueling 26.2 mile race does immeasurably more for the self-concept and self-esteem than years with the best psychiatrist."

Well done, Keira!