Back in 1998, I found an advertisement in a cycling magazine about riding 100 miles for charity. The charity was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (then it was the Leukemia Society of America) and folks who participated in their Team in Training program would raise money in change for training for these endurance events. I signed up because I was insane enough to think I actually could do it. It took two tries, but I did eventually complete a full century (112 miles) in Tuscon, Arizona.

Anyways, after realizing that I didn't really like cycling all that much, I decided not to pursue any other endurance events with TNT. At the time, the only other event was the marathon. And I felt that people who ran marathons were REALLY insane.

In the summer of 2002, I went to an art & wine festival (in Los Altos - a great festival in July, by the way) and saw the TNT booth and thought I'd stop by. That fall, they were adding half-marathons to their lineup of endurance events. Half marathon....hmm, I could possibly do's only half as crazy as a full marathon.

Well, long story short, I eventually did a full marathon that fall and have been active on the Peninsula Run team ever since. At some point, I'll log my journey along the way, but for now, here's the most recent chronicle in the quest to complete the 2005 Cal International Marathon in Sacramento.