By Claire Booth
The California International Marathon is this morning. It winds through eastern Sacramento County and ends near the state Capitol.
26.2 miles.** Depending on what point you’re at during that distance, it’s either endless, invigorating, excruciating, exhilarating, a very bad idea, or a very good one.
Maybe all of those things at once.
It's not unlike
writing a novel—a long, involved process that’s sometimes a slog and sometimes
a blissful communion with something deep inside yourself. The trick is to make
yourself work through the former and enjoy the hell out of the latter.
My version of a marathon.
What do you do in your life that takes that intense amount of work, focus and commitment?
**Just to be clear, I’ve never run a marathon. There’s no way I ever will. I’m in awe of people who even attempt it, let alone finish one.