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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Hopefully, there is a picture showing here.

I am just getting over plantar fasciitis, so I could not run yesterday. But my 13 year old son was running yesterday, so I volunteered. I was a course monitor for the Atlanta Track Club's Cartersville 10k. I was positioned right before mile 2 and a bit after mile 4. The winner had a time just over 32 minutes. My son's time was 1:06 (his prior PR was 1:22). I was so proud of him, and what was even better was that he was so proud of himself!

But, the man in the picture above was the second to the last to finish. I couldn't get the same picture of the last man because the pick up wagon was right behind him. The guy above is 80 years old and finished in 1:41. The last guy is 85! 85! With slightly bowed legs! And he finished just over 1:43.

For all of us on Sparkpeople trying to get healthy - these two guys should be our posterchildren (children - that's funny!) for inspiration.

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    You're gonna be one of them. You're doing better than you think you are. Keep sparking!
    2319 days ago
    That's one of the things Coach Nancy has said before.. do you want a once-in-a-lifetime run, or to run for a lifetime? These "children" are living it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    2335 days ago
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