I am running the NY marathon because it was Stevens idea… a brilliant idea … I am still grateful for it every mile … all those long roads, sweats, blisters, abrasive places where you didn’t know they exist, the processionary caterpillar, the burning sun or pouring rain … hundreds of miles …. and I hate running and I think Steven is not a fan of it as well … but still he had an idea. He has unleashed a kind of revolution, a marathon revolution!
It started a year ago. Suddenly there was that e-mail. And we were warned “If you don’t jump around (Als je niet staat te springen) … don’t read from now on”. I did it anyway … and it had nothing to do with jumping, just running, running a lot, really running a lot …. I fell for it. Because once I say yes, there is no way back.
Who is this guy? His name is Steven. Steven is our CEO. Sporty, charming, a man with a mission.. and every mile I wonder how did he got us into this …
But, you are 42 and you want something. 42 … where else does that number appear? Oh yes, the number of kilometers of a marathon. Maybe an idea to participate once? Then why not choose the heaviest? New York? Good idea Steven !!!
Within Northwave we call ourselves (professional) idiots. So why not run the New York marathon. And of all the Northwave participants, no one has ever run a marathon … so we are a little crazy.
And apparently there will come a time when it is 3 November in the evening and we have all experienced something that we did not know we could achieve …
And as Steven puts it, it will be beastly …. and it already is a little.