Dennis McCrea, PT, will be representing Alpine Physical Therapy in this year’s Missoula Marathon. As part of Dennis’ marathon training he will be writing a three-part blog post. This first part is about why he decided to run the marathon (see below). The second will be about his training and the third about his race experience. Thanks, Dennis. We’re all pulling for you here at Alpine PT!
Why run the Marathon? The question is always “Why”, especially from both family and friends when they hear that I am training for the upcoming Missoula Marathon. I suppose it’s also a question I ask myself, especially on longer runs. Yet I never really have a good answer and frankly don’t know that there is one for me.
When I was in my 20’s I ran a lot of long distances just for the fun of it, but over time I gradually got away from doing that as life got busy or I found other interests.
So now at 61 years of age I was curious to see if I could run those longer distances again, so I added this notion of running a marathon on my Bucket List. My aim with this year’s Marathon is that I complete it so that I can take it off the My Bucket List!
Right before the question of Why? is the statement “I hear you are going to run the Missoula Marathon.” My response is, I am training to run the marathon and hopefully, health permitting, I will run and complete the marathon on my 62 birthday.
So the journey has begun, and I will see how well my body holds up as the miles pile up on a body that already has a lot of miles on it. I will keep you posted!
Dennis McCrea, PT