We need runners, walkers, pasta feed volunteers and organizers for this year's Portland Marathon. If you even have a slight tickle of interest in helping out, please let me know!
Some runners are asking when they can register. Some are still on the fence. Wherever you are, I sincerely hope to have you on this year's team--make it an annual mission! We have yet to receive the codes from the Portland Marathon, as soon as we do we can start signing runners up, okay?
Jeff Galloway in his book "Marathon, You Can Do It" writes that the most enjoyable marathon he ever ran was a 5 hr 10 minute one with his dad. This coming from an elite marathoner. Could it be? A month ago, I signed up for a 10k because I knew the shirt would be cool. But a high hamstring injury that is still healing has me barely running. I still decided to participate in the 5k and felt like I was barely moving. Guess what-- I had a blast! All this to say, you don't have to be in tip top shape to participate with the NOE team. It's okay to sacrifice a good time to have a great time :-)
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free!" Ps. 119:32