Sunday, May 17, 2009
So, what did you do today? I ran a marathon - yup - 26.2 miles. This was my 4th marathon - 3 of which has been with Team in Training - raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
As you know from my previous posts I am involved with the leukemia and lymphoma society, and today it just got a little more difficult for cancer, and a little less difficult for patients with blood cancer, because $190.000 was raised for this event.
I am not the fastest one in the pack, and I have no intentions of becoming, nor do I have any aspirations of qualifying or running boston. I am really an ordinary guy.
The pasta party last night was nice. The speaker was a friend of mine, and a team in training cycling coach. He did a wonderful job. This morning the team met at 5:45am. Got ready, and at 7am it was off to the race. The sun was shining - low fifties and windy. I stayed with the 4:30 group that was where I felt most comfortable, and it was a great run, met a lot of people, and finished in 4:25 - about 15 min faster than my PB.
I feel a little stiff but great - and a little cold because of the winds from Lake Erie.
I want to tell all my SP friends thank you from the bottom of my head. Your SP mail, your postings with well wishes means a lot to me, and is much appreciated.
What is next - well in 3 weeks I will be riding my bike around lake tahoe - cancer is not going to stand a chance.
Livestorng - Jan
- will run for a cure-