I love writing and for years I've never really known what I was going to write about. Now I know.
The title of the book is...
"Don't tie your shoelaces too tight"
An average runners journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon
This is the opening sentence:
For many runners (myself included) the Boston Marathon is the holy grail of our hobby, the ultimate prize, to be placed along with finishers medals from other races, to be put on display as if it WERE a first place trophy. It is elusive, as difficult to obtain as the crest of Mt. Everest is for climbers. It IS the ultimate goal, or at least, at times, it feels that way.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot
“Do or do not... there is no try.”
“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within."
”Chariots of Fire (1981) – Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson)
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming: