jennifer_trentI’m looking out the ship’s window at the islands around Sitka, Alaska. Our group on the Great Alaskan Marathon Cruise just enjoyed a 10K run through the streets and trails of Sitka and Jenny and I enjoyed a hearty lunch and wonderful conversation with some of the Sitka running community.

We may be separated by thousands of miles and a cultural gap but we are all runners. Even our friends who are walking every step are runners in the sense that they belong to this community of people who share a joy of life and a commitment to experience it on their own two feet.

We see many of the other cruisers being herded onto to buses for sightseeing trips. Their world is on the other side of the windows. They can see Alaska but they can’t truly feel it. Not like we can.

So this week’s blog is a little short on content but long on meaning. I’m glad to be here. I’m glad to be on these pages. I’m glad to be a part of a community of people who share my values and goals.

Now I’m going back to sharing the beauty of the Last Frontier.

Waddle on, friends.

John “the Penguin” Bingham, Competitor Magazine columnist
Author, The Courage to Start, No Need for Speed, Marathoning for Mortals and Running for Mortals.

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