As many of you know, I had the opportunity to spend this past weekend in Pittsburgh. I was invited to speak and share my story and video at the Dick’s Sporting Good Marathon VIP dinner Friday night and run the half-marathon on Sunday. I was excited. I love race weekends. I love the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm it brings to a city, to the people running, and to the people cheering. It’s a celebration. For those running, it’s a celebration of all the hard work and training that lead up to race day. A celebration of physical fitness. A celebration of pushing ourselves to limit. A celebration to see how great we as individuals can be. And to be able to tell my story to so many was icing on the cake.
An individuals story is made up of their experiences. Places they've been, things they've seen, people they've met. Life is about experiencing different things. About stepping outside your realm of experiences and learning about others, their cultures, and their beliefs. For me, March was filled with that.For those of you that don’t know, my girlfriend is Irish. I am not, yet for the first time I had the opportunity to take part in her family’s celebrations. First came the Feast of St. Patrick, or St. Patrick’s Day, for those that are more familiar with that name.