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Hero's Half Marathon

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Hero's Half 1/2 marathon on Sunday was harder and easier than I thought.

There were bomb sniffing dogs. Yay puppies! And boo that we needed them and that I can't pet them.

There was a LOT of blue and yellow. Yay for all the fundraising accoutrement out there trying to do good. And boo that we need such things.

And because this race is in honor of our military and 1st responders, there was a LOT of uniforms. Actually...that was pretty much all yay!

And while I loathe to admit it, for the first time ever, I was last.

The best part? The sweep van was driven by a very cute and very sweet uniformed man that checked on me a couple times during the last few miles.
It started normal, but then he started doing things like offering me candy if I got in his van. He wondered allowed towards the end how I could pass up hopping in such a sweet ride. All the laughter got me through all my hurting.

And, of course, I got the sniffles several times. And while I blame allergies, they weren't the problem every time.

All in all, a very good tough day.
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EMMY_DUCKIE149 5/8/2013 9:26AM

    Whether you finish or not, it is always a success for trying. And even if you're in last, you finished (!) and you did what many people (including me!) can or haven't done! Keep up the amazing work! Yay, support for military!

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MARTY728 5/7/2013 10:51AM

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 5/4/2013 11:55AM

    Good job!! You finished, that's what matters!!

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BLESSED2BEME 5/3/2013 10:05PM

    What is a sweep van?

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KARENLEIGH32 5/3/2013 8:05PM

    emoticon glad you made it in one piece!

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NINJALINDA 5/3/2013 3:56PM

    Sounds like a success to me! I was actually kinda hoping I'd be last in my marathon (once I realized my 'plan' to finish in 6 hours was NOT happening). I was 3rd from last, I think. There's a special honor to being last in my opinion. emoticon

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CHODGES83 5/3/2013 1:18PM

    I love that he was offering you candy to get in the van. That's pretty hilarious. Great job! I can't even imagine doing that many miles!

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LYNSEY723 5/3/2013 12:58PM

    The important part is that you finished! Awesome job!!

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