He will be participating in the Rock 'n Roll San Diego Marathon on June 5 as a member of the Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. How awesome is that?!? I couldn't be more proud of him, and am so excited to cheer him on.
This is a picture of the entire hand-cycle. Pretty cool, I think. Since I have no upper body strength whatsoever (and biking isn't really my thing), I am in awe that someone could propel this forward with just their arms.
Brief running updates (because I have to talk about me a little bit, right?)
Yesterday (Friday) - 4 miles - Average pace.....wait for it.....9:57/mi!!!! What? How did that happen?
Today - 9 miles - was hoping to average 11:00/mi. In reality, 10:50/mi. Very pleased. I had to force myself to slow down in some spots (and no emergency bathroom stops, which always helps).
And, now, a quote to put things in perspective.
"The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals." (Hal Higdon)
Wow! Doesn't that make you just want to go out and train for a marathon?!