Saturday trainings for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon — and it should be noted here that 13.1 miles will be the longest distance some of these students have ever run — are underway, and an impromptu photo at our Chalmette Battlefield training run shows everyone looking happy, healthy, and oh-so-pumped. The training regimen is set, with incremental distance increases. (Tomorrow’s official kickoff event and training run in City Park will be 8.5 miles.) Friends, volunteers, and running buddies have been filling out our interest survey in droves. But I think I am most excited after seeing all of the great posts, recaps, and celebrations following the inaugural Louisiana Marathon: I can’t wait to see that sense of accomplishment — and that look of being tired in a good way — light up their faces.
I’ll be at tomorrow’s event, video camera in hand and channeling my inner Scorsese to capture images and interviews to share with you soon. That is, once I get the footage in the editing room (i.e. my Mac, in my living room). That way, you see their faces light up, too.