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All Dressed up and ready to RUN

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

December 31, 2011
Allen Texas
New Years Double

This was a brand new race to the area that included a 5K, Half and Full marathon on New Years Eve AND the same on New Years Days. I had several CRAZY friends who ran this on BOTH days. I only ran on December 31, but I had to get all dressed up to do it!

It was a beautiful day of about 42 when we arrived at race site and just over 50 when we finished. Absolutely beautiful New Years Eve day!

You MIGHT recognize that crazy man with me. YEP, That's SDJ himself, in ALLEN TEXAS of all places?!?! It was a GREAT honor to finally meet John in person and spend 13.1 miles talking. Yep, we were all dressed up and ready to run!


Of course there were more spark friends there as well. Lynette, Amy and of course Nancy all ran as well.


This pic includes my lovely wife and family as well as Nancy's husband. They were the support staff! Note the champagne bottle and glasses? :-)


We saw this guy, Patrick, trying to take his own picture with his medal after the race. John and Nancy walked over and just took over for him, it was awesome. Told him where to stand, how to pose, etc This was his first half.


Yep - all dressed up and ready to run.


what?? we just ran 13.1 miles, we deserve to celebrate that, right?!


The champagne was first used to toast my lovely wife and our 21 years of marriage we celebrated on NYE. We also toasted an incredible way to end 2011 and begin 2012.





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