Whether or not George Mallory actually said these words is, at this point, irrelevant. History has said that he said it and therefore he did. Regardless it is an accurate description of his attitude. It is an attitude that I have used for many of the things I have done in life. Most notably running.
Once again I have set my sights on another 26.2 mile excursion through the streets of Cleveland. Why you ask? Reasons. Reasons that are almost entirely comprised of “because it’s there.” The first time I ran I didn’t have a particular goal in mind other than finish. This time the goal is pretty much the same. Sure I’d like a good time, but ultimately so long as I finish I’ve pretty much met my goal. And as far as future races go, sure, why not? I’d like to run Boston, New York, and the Marine Corps at some point. But it’s not as if those are bucket list goals.
They’re just…you know…there.