How far will I run in 9 hours 11 minutes?
I've been asked why do this? What's the point? I think about all the time I spent sitting on the coach being lazy for no good reason. Then I think about all of the people that want to be active but can't be. Some are soldiers that came home injured unable to use their bodies as they did while they defended my freedom. Some are athletes that got hurt in a sporting event, training or an accident. Some are people with diseases that prevent them from being as active as they want. There are many reason. The point is, those people want to be active and cannot be, what right to I have to take my fully capable body and use it to do nothing but sit and watch TV? Instead I'll see how far I can push my body. I'll continue to challenge myself to find out what I've got inside. Every time I do that I'm surprised by the results. I'm stronger than I ever dreamed. I'll go out there for 9 hours 11 minutes to honor everyone effected by 9/11/01.