Runner’s World Half Marathon Recap 10/21/12

Immediately after finishing the Half Marathon

What an amazing weekend!!!!

Today was the Runner’s World Half Marathon, which was my first “official” Half Marathon. I went into the race with certain expectations, but most of all I tried not to get all stressed out about having to finish with a certain time. The race was not an easy course by any stretch of the imagination as you can see by the below: Continue reading


Good Double Workout 9-11-12

IMG_0327Today was a double workout and the first one was tough, but the second one while it was only 4.5 miles was even tougher.

However, I finished at least 11.0 miles total for the day, like I said I would in my I Remember post from this morning.

In the Morning

I went to the Colby Track and did an interval workout with my Stepson-In-Law – Sean.

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On Turning 55

P8060002Today I turn 55 and I have dreaded this birthday more than I have any other!

However, now that it is here it is really not a big deal.

The world didn’t end, my body didn’t fall totally apart. The number itself is just that a number and it sure as hell beats the alternative – dead. So I have had a great day so far, by going for a 3.5 mile hike over at Messalonskee Stream Trail, with Mary and Bennie. Relaxing around the house and writing this post.

I have also been humbled by the number of happy birthday wishes from everyone today.

Someone asked me – What are the biggest things that have I learned in the last 55 years?

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Turning 55 and a Race Registration

As part of my effort to race more, I went to the Doc and Mardie Brown 5K online race registration page this morning to pre-register for the August 11th race in Waterville.

Now my 55th birthday is a few days before this event and I didn’t realize how big of a difference this birthday would be for me Winking smile.

5K Race Sign-up 55


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