RunKeeper | July 1st, 2011 | Visit the original article online
A year ago today, I made the toughest decision of my life — to pick up an old dream, dust it off and somehow make it a reality. Just a month and a half before June 27, 2010, I had celebrated my 50th birthday. It’s a profound time in one’s life; arriving at that half-century mark compels one to look back on the first half and contemplate any regrets. I had two: I’d never devoted all my energy and effort toward resolving my weight issue and I’d never fulfilled a dream I’d held close to my vest since 1978 — to qualify for the Boston Marathon.