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Hi, I’m Eric, very nice to meet you.  Welcome, come on in, feel free to leave your Newton’s on.  You have stumbled upon LeadFeet.com where together we will share the wonders of long distance running, BodyGlide and the occasional endorphin-induced epiphany.

My journey as a relatively untalented, midpack distance runner started on June 17, 2000 in Two Harbors, MN, at the start of Grandma’s Marathon.  4 hours and 14 minutes later, I crossed the finish line in Duluth.  Tears of joy.  Informed that three 70-year olds had crossed before me, I cried again.  Not quite so much joy this time. Running Epiphany #1: This is something you can do for a long, long time.

Over 30,000 miles and 35 marathons later, including five Boston finishes, what started as a bucket-list promise has turned into a realization that I was made to do this.  Now, just because I was born to run doesn’t mean I am all that good at it.  You see, my ancestors do not hail from the Rift Valley of Kenya.  No, they were a seafaring people . . . Vikings exploring the dangerous, exotic fringes of the Old World.  I like to think they were just looking for a decent trail.

And aren’t we all, my friends, aren’t we all.

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Eric May 1, 2012 Uncategorized