The Dreamsicle-colored sun rose slowly as I entered my fourth mile at
the high school track. I've just completed the first week of an
18-week training for the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon, my second
attempt at the 26.2-mile run.
My first and only marathon
was in 1995, a month before my 40th birthday.
As I round
the 13th lap, I recall encountering my small fan base -- my husband
Tom and our sons Nathan and Matt -- on...