The 2009 Dokdo Marathon!

Last June, I took part in the Dokdo Marathon at Jamsil Stadium with my friend, Chuck. It really was a fun experience, especially starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium. I ran a few 10 and 12 kilometer races while living in Japan in 2001 and 2002, but I hadn’t participated in a “marathon” since then.

Chuck has continued running and recently completed a half marathon. Unfortunately, I hurt my ankle soon after and haven’t run much since then. I have, however, still been exercising harder than ever and my ankle should be OK to try another 10km “marathon” in the spring of 2010. Thanks Chuck for helping inspire me to get in shape and congrats on the half marathon! Also, a big thank you to Eun-shil for filming the day. You did a great job!

If you don’t recognize the music, it is John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare & Theme”, which was written for the 1984 L.A. Olympic Games. I was lucky enough to see John Williams perform it in concert in London in 1998, and it sounded incredible!