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!