Saturday was Charlotte Marathon (AKA Thunder roll).
I’m not a runner, and after seeing how unprofesional the event was handled by Run Charlotte I don’t plan to become a runner any time soon.
Being stuck in my neighborhood because of all the roads being blocked did not stop me from looking for something to learn from this experience (besides boycotting all Run Charlotte events.) I learned life is like a marathon. Everyone has to go in their own pace. There were fast runners, and slow walkers. There were slow walkers ahead of fast runners which indicated they were faster runners at one point, but in time the people they past at one point will catch up and/or pass them.
It became obvious to me marathon is like life an individual experience. You are among your peers, but it’s you the runner has to determine your pace, when to speed up, when to slow down, when to stop and start again. All of those decisions must be based on minute by minute changes in you.