At 4:30am my alarm signaled the beginning of the final day of this adventure. After gathering my things I ran the remaining three miles from the state park to Traverse City Central High School for packet pick-up. Even though I’ve done this before, it’s a pretty special moment for me – after everything it’s taken to get here – to give them my name and be handed my bib.
Yesterday I received a message from Alli Baxter with UpNorthLive News. Before the race began today, I had the privilege of doing a short interview with her about my journey and why I did it. So what’s the answer to that question? Well, as I mentioned before, these #StupidIdeas are kind of a “reset” for me. A chance to be reminded of how lucky I am to live the life I do. In addition to that however, I hope that maybe someone is inspired to take on a #StupidIdea of their own. Maybe it’s a hundred miles, a Marathon, or even just walking around the block for the first time. We’re all capable of incredible things, and nothing makes me happier than seeing someone achieve something they themselves weren’t sure was possible.
2022 Bayshore Marathon
Official Time: 3:35:01