The Championship That Keeps On Giving

On Sunday I finished the Houston Marathon in 3 hours, 15 minutes and 19 seconds — a new personal best.  And though it’s been more than 48 hours since I finished the race, not a minute has gone by where I haven’t found complete satisfaction in having accomplished the task.  In fact, I don’t think I’ll stop reliving that race for a long, long time.

During my flight home to Chicago, I randomly ran into some fellow Cardinals fans friends of mine from waaaaay back.  Odd as it is to bump into old friends in an unexpected place, I was quite happy with the brevity at which our conversation turned to the baseball glories of 2011, of Game 6 in particular, and how we kept our respective neighbors up that night, how our heart rates have never dipped and soared to such extreme levels.  Reliving that game and that series at 30,000 feet was a pleasant testament to history.

I was reminded that you can never undo what’s been done.

And I’ll be reliving such glorious conquests for as long as I possibly can.

Hate me ‘cuz I ain’t never gonna stop gloating about the ’11 series, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.




  1. emma

    Jeff. We are proud of you and u have every right to brag. No way can I run. Not even a 5K. “I hate running. Running is for pitchers” -Jeff Kent.

  2. WrigleyRegular

    Congrats on the run; and enjoy the WS title, you have about 285 days until you’re not the champs anymore 😉

  3. Michael David

    Great run, Jeff, congrats!!! I’m always impressed with how you push yourself to new limits. Not a problem on gloating about ’11….as long as we can forget about ’06…

  4. rainjrsfan

    Game 6 – Slowly I turn… step by step… inch by inch….
    A Rangers fan
    p.s. I like your blog.

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