Toiling in anonymitySeptember 22, 2009
I think the caption should be something like, “An aging warrior struggles mightily … while the indifferent masses look elsewhere.”
Rest assured that I offer this caption out of amusement, not bitterness. There’s no good reason why these strangers should have been paying attention to me. I ran in the slower of the two men’s races and did not place in the top 10 or set a personal record. I am not remarkably attractive, nor am I overcoming a major handicap in an inspiring way.
Those who cheered for me anyway, please accept my thanks. And thanks also to the lovable stalkers who frequent this blog.