Few nights ago, I informed my wife that I'll be spending Thursday evening at the movies to watch Spirit of the Marathon. From the "look" I got, I presumed correctly that I'll be going by myself. LOL. Non running folks. What can I say?
Most of the movie was shot in Chicago so it was doubly special for me as I have spent 21 years of my life there. After the movie, I was glad to know that Daniel Njenga won the Tokyo Marathon twice (thanks wikipedia!).
The documentary is surprisingly well made albeit a little old. 2005. It brought back a lot of memory from my own first time marathon, the 2006 Houston Marathon.
This was a great evening. Now I'm psyched about the TIR race.
In other news, I bought a ball. I wasn't feeling very manly so the urge to splurge got to me. It's a 65 cm inflatable type. (Why are exercise balls sized in metric?) My abs are currently on fire. Balancing on that sucker is way harder than I thought.