It makes perfect sense, I don’t know why it took so long for me to see it. I was raised in Collingswoood, NJ, which according to Google maps is 8.3 miles away from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. I grew up listening to news accounts of marathoners tackling the Manayunk wall, back before marathons were popular and people who ran them were supermen. I first watched Rocky when HBO premiered it at 12:00am on New Years Eve – I don’t remember the year but our cable box was a push button thing which sat on top of our television. I am a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and I know the proper pronunciation of the Schuylkill River. It should have been obvious to me all along, I need to run the Philadelphia Marathon on November 23rd.