This week's Take it and Run Thursday challenge is an easy one... maybe Tom and Amy think we'll all be hungover or sleeping late today. It's easy - favorite post of 2008.
I just glanced through this year's posts, and the final installment of my Quad Cities Marathon race report got the most comments by far, with 23. I guess I can understand why - I went through a whole lot of emotions in that post, which recounts the last 6.2 miles of the race. I was in pain, I struggled, I accidentally talked to myself, I met an angel, and I had a triumphant finish with Jack at my side. Crossing that finish line with my little guy was one of the peak experiences not just of 2008, but of my life.
But I don't just want to share one of my own posts. A favorite post from a fellow runner that immediately comes to mind is this one from my fellow running Betsy, Eat, Drink, Run, Woman. Betsy had been sharing a tireless account of her incredibly hard work in her quest to qualify for Boston. In this post, she gave her race report from the marathon where she met her goal and made plans for Boston. Betsy had shared so much about her training, her BQ attempts, and the challenges therein that when I read that she was headed to Boston, I was almost as happy as if I'd done it myself.
Happy 2009, everybody.