I know, I know – I haven’t written anything in a long while. That will change in the near future, I promise. In the meantime, I wanted to point you all in the direction of a blog that is a must read.
Spencer is a very good friend, one who I have known since my sophomore year at St. Lawrence University. College was a circus of craziness, as it is for most people, so it wasn’t until after graduation that I really got to know him. Since then, I have looked up to his innate ability to be a badass when it comes to endurance sports. I am super competitive when it comes to athletics, and so it has always been hard for me to admit that I am not as talented as someone else (which I need to get over since I am old and brittle these days). However, this has never been the case with Spencer, there has always been so much more to it since we began running together. I know I am slower (by a very wide margin), very much cognizant of that fact. But he has always been so graceful and supportive of me, often telling me our running means much more than a time or ranking. What I didn’t realize, fully, was that running meant more to Spencer than I could have ever imagined at the time.
Spencer is a special, special individual and I would be doing a disservice to him if I tried to do anything other than share his own words. I am humbled and honored to call him a friend, and more than that, a hero of mine who I will always look up to.
Keep going, brother – one foot in front of the other. Love ya.