In a few hours I'm heading to the airport to travel to Arizona for Pat's Run, a 4.2 mile run honoring Pat Tillman and benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships to veterans and their families.
I have never run anywhere in my life. But after reading "Where Men Win Glory" by Jon Krakauer, my brother, sister in law and I decided we needed to be part of something paying tribute to Pat so we started training. The book is phenomenal... it covers Pat's time in the NFL, his military service, his death, the coverup and finally the truth that he was killed by friendly fire. It is a gripping read. But that's not the good part. The best part of the book is learning about the Pat behind the media hype... he had so much integrity, intelligence and honor. He learned from his mistakes, he actively challenged himself both physically and mentally... he was really incredible.
I can't wait to be a part of this! I'll see if I can post a picture of me dragging myself
and my shin splints across the finish line for you. Until then, here's a picture of Pat and his brother Kevin. Read the book!