My wife is nothing if not determined. Mrs. Viper made it known last night that she's ready. Despite still feeling pain from her recent surgery, she declared her willingness to test the proverbial waters.
"Let's go running Wednesday morning," she said.
Asked whether she was ready, she expressed her desire to finish her leg of the race feeling strong. I wouldn't mind that either. That is, I would like to see her finish strong.
Mrs. Viper has supported me so many times in my previous races. I want to return the favor. The challenge will be finishing my own leg and then getting to the finish line to cheer her on.
Our training window for the 2012 Akron Marathon Relay is slowly narrowing. The clock ticks ever onward. The terminus is Sept. 29.
So tomorrow is our first running date. It'll be a challenge to roust ourselves out of bed to run around the neighborhood. But do it we must.