Lung – Jeffery

Running through the Center of the World – Jeffery Lung (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in 2014, Illinois, Lung - Jeffery, M 35 - 39

Running through the Center of the World – Jeffery Lung (April 21, 2014)

For over a year I dreamed about what it would feel like to run in the 118th edition of the Boston Marathon. Like many others, I felt compelled to be there no matter what it took. I was inspired to stand up as part of the running community, to help New England heal, to show my compassion and my support by doing what I love to do most: run long. The whole world would be watching. This is my story: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Sitting in the airport terminal, garbed in a bright orange and blue Boston Marathon jacket, I see I am not alone. The head-nods and thumbs ups from complete strangers come...

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Playful Prelude, Somber Postscript – Jeffery Lung (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in 2013, Illinois, Lung - Jeffery, M 18 - 34

Playful Prelude, Somber Postscript – Jeffery Lung (April 15, 2013)

Follow That Unicorn! (Eleven days before) When I first took up running a few years ago, qualifying for the storied Boston Marathon seemed about as realistic as making out with Mila Kunis. This seemed especially true after barely completing my first marathon in just under a grueling four hours. Well, maybe it’s time to give Mila a call. In eleven days, I will take my rightful place among the upper echelon of marathoners whose communal zenith rests atop the peak of Heartbreak Hill and reaches maximum dopamine levels somewhere along Boylston Street. To say I’m excited about the impending...

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