My sincerest condolences to the many friends and family of one of the greatest comedic geniuses of our generation. Robin Williams will be missed by millions of fans the world around.
Although I loved Robin Williams growing up watching Mork & Mindy on TV, he became such a huge and beloved star in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The World According to Garp, Fisher King, Dead Poet’s Society to name a few….
My absolute all time favorite, a movie that I sit down and watch if I happen to catch it on TV even now, over 20 years since its’ debut in 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire. I have that movie on VHS! (If you don’t know what a VHS is, look it up cuz you’re probably very young).
That movie came out before I got married. Before I had kids. I watched that movie countless times with my kids over the years. We always laughed at just how hilarious Robin Williams was. As a woman! Endearing, funny and a great message about a Dad in the middle of a divorce, just trying to spend time with his kids.
Robin is an awesome elderly woman, let’s face it. I will always remember that role, and continue to watch that movie over and over again.
What can I say? I’ve watched this documentary 3 times now, including last night. When you feel the need to get motivated again about our sport, watch the movie! When training is going great and you want some extra excitement about your upcoming race, watch the movie!
What this movie does for me is expand my love for the sport of running. It offers a glimpse into the training of multiple skill level runners that are registered for the Chicago Marathon several years back. Each has a story, each runs for a different reason or purpose. This is true of any runner. It gives me motivation and a look into the true heart of runners. Why we do what we do. It’s a truly inspirational piece.
Last night was the first time that I have watched the movie since meeting two of the men that were in it. Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter were both in the documentary, and true heroes in our sport. I had the pleasure of meeting both men this past April at the Blue Ridge Marathon. They continue to inspire thousands of runners!
As I get closer and closer to running my 6th marathon this September, I am reminded and truly in awe of the inspirational stories of runners all around the globe. We all run for a reason. We all have purpose and dedication toward the same thing.
Why do I run marathons? Like the movie states, running a marathon will change your life. For me, running gives me faith, hope and renews my own spirit every day!