I’ve been in a slump. It has been months since I have laced up my running shoes and headed out to pound the pavement. There have been times I’ve wanted to head out. There have been a myriad of reasons why I haven’t jogged around the neighborhood. For the last few weeks I have been promising myself that I will head out next week –– of course the day when I first made that promise was three weeks removed from last week.
Anyways, because of my lackadaisicalness, I found the story of Larry Macon particularly inspiring. Last week, on 12-12-12, Larry ran his 139th marathon of 2012. Yep, you read that correctly. Here’s a snippet from the article.
A marathon on a Wednesday that consists of 58.72 laps of a pedestrian walkway isn’t the sort to draw a massive field, but you can count on one thing–if you hold it, Larry Macon will run it.
Macon, 67, ran the 12-12-12 Marathon in Sarasota, Florida, on Wednesday,Florida’s Herald-Tribune reports. It was his 139th marathon of the year. In other sports, Macon might be accused of running up the score, because in the fall he had already broken for the fourth consecutive year the Guinness Book of World Records mark for most marathons in a year. Last year, after all, Macon ran a mere 113 races of 26.2 miles or longer.
You can read the Runner’s World article in its entirety here.