~ Bonjour ~
I can do all things
Running is something I enjoy doing, not just a little, but a lot.
Thinking about today and it being Friday the 13, I decided I would
put together a post on running and half marathons, simply because there
are 13.1 miles in a half marathon
I have recently learned that a new upcoming word for
Pikermi itself is a town. A town halfway between the cities of
The word "marathon" originated from the city of Marathon because
The legend about Pheidippides is that once Pheidippides delivered his message of
Greek victory over the Persians;
he collapsed and died.
This is what set a precedent for the running of marathons.
So, why is it that the marathon is 26.2 miles?
In 1896, the marathon distance was determined by the distance from the
Marathon Bridge, where the race began to the
Olympic stadium in Athens, which is 24.85 miles.
The length of the race increased to 26 miles because this was the distance between
White City stadium.
385 yards were added on the the race so that the royal family's viewing box
could be the spot where the race finished on the nose.
For this particular reason,
the 1908, distance remained and
symbolic in a way to me. The number is in my blog Pearl 13.1 for a couple reasons.
1. I enjoy running 13.1 miles, the pikermi, or half marathon.
2. One of my favorite bible verses is 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.
3. One of the first bible verses I memorized and I recited while running my first half marathon was
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Believe ~
~ Achieve ~
~ Run ~
~ Receive ~
~ Strength ~
~ Breathe ~
~ Run ~
~ You Can ~