Friday, January 9, 2009

life in Israel Marathon Man

So this old guy in Israel just ran a marathon. And he completed the marathon.

First let me say that I am immensely proud for this guy. You should check it out at www.lifeinisrael.blogspot.com

And like all pro athletes upon reflecttion he praised his lord for helping him through. I wonder though, had he failed would he have blamed his god for having deserted him?

:-)

Love you lots!

5 comments:

the sabra said...

Ahem does Rafi know you called him OLD?

The Way said...

Direct him here, lets see if he has enough energy left to chase me down.

Rafi G said...

sabra - ignore him. he's a bum with a bad back. I've only got bad knees, so I can catch him and take care of that. He might run faster, but I can run for longer...

thanks bro. I registered to get your posts in my rss reader, so I don't know why I have not see your updates... I just assumed you stopped writing...

Rafi G said...

and to your question, I have no idea. It is a "what if" question, and nobody ever really knows the answers to those until they actually happen. Anybody who gives an answer to a "what if" question is either lying or fooling himself thinking he knows....

I think I would have accepted it as being natural - it is unnatural to finish. I would have thought it beyond my abilities. But the truth is I knew I would finish because of my training program. The only way I would not have finished is if I got injured during the run.

but during the marathon it was totally different. no amount of training can prepare you for the experience, at least not the first time you do it. As they say, after kilometer 32 anything can happen...

The Way said...

yeah, i say that all the time.