99 Marathons Done, and Counting…….

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

These were hardly words that I thought that I would be uttering at the age of forty-nine, much less so during a marathon. Yet there I was, twenty-odd miles into the Forest of Nisene Marks Marathon, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in early June, 2011. A weekend of record rainfall throughout the Bay Area peaked with the brunt of the downpour occurring in Santa Cruz before…