I just found out about the movie “My Run” last minute. I was on Daily Mile adding this week’s workouts and one of my friends on there had posted about a meet-up for this movie. It was a 1 night showing for March 31st at 7PM. The only place in town showing it was Tinseltown.
Like I said, I hadn’t heard of it, so I did a little research. Here’s the story from the website:
“After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families.
He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running – each day, every day – strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son— not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta.
MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it’s a film about the daily marathons we all run in life.”
I really enjoyed the movie (despite sound issues at the theater), and I had to fight back tears a couple of times. What’s crazy is, I don’t remember hearing about this at all during the time it happened. I would think such a monumental accomplishment would have been picked up by the media and made a big deal about it. I guess I am wrong.
So if you have a chance to see the movie, do it.