While you may know the acronym "STFU", just replace "shut" with "grow" to understand the title.
|Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News|
How old are you, Eliza? Your picture speaks to me of the "LOOK AT ME!" generation, the kids who got stars and plaques for just showing up and have no sense of priorities. Sure, I can understand the disappointment, and I know you have trained for it, but sometimes shit happens. Like hurricanes. And you like like a spoiled idiot with the affected pout - good Lord, at least touch up those roots for the photo!
Versus the perspective of this runner:
At the E. 90th St. park entrance, there was small group from Achilles International — an organization set to help 275 disabled athletes participate in the marathon.
Disabled runner Tony Grossi, 52, flew in from Chattanooga, Tenn., to run in his fifth New York marathon. Grossi joined others for the Saturday morning run.
“I can’t complain,” he said. “We just have to make the best of a bad thing.”
Thank you, Mr. Grossi.
I know of someone who still hopes to run the NYC marathon one day. She has had to place her hopes on the back burner for two years now because of issues within her family - you know, the important things in life. I look forward to the day I catch her with my camera, coming across that finish line, beautiful woman that she is.
And for those sad runners, you know, if you really want to run 26.2 miles . . . no one is stopping you.