And I’m off…

I’m up in beautiful Sedona, AZ today, running  a half marathon. What’s unique about this particular 13.1 miles–HILLS. Yep. Although Sedona has fantastic views, beautiful red rock….it also has massive hills. But that’s the challenge, right? I ran this course last year in just over two hours. I’m hoping for just under two hours this time… I might need a little help from the road runner, huh?  *grin* ~~~~~~ Have  a great weekend, everyone! ~~~~~~

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Running the Race

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I showed up in Sedona on Friday night and surprised my dad by announcing I was running the half marathon the next day. I’ll never forget that memory as long as I live. The look of utter surprise was priceless. Dad’s been running marathons since the early 80s.  I, as a kid, would color little signs and post them in our car window as we travelled around to his races. No wonder I have the exercise bug, huh? LOL Anyway, I heard this might be his last, or one of his last marathons, so[…]

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Musical Monday

Okay, you might be wondering why I picked this song, Runner, by Manfred Mann . . . . ~~~ [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tb8xkRuYf0] ~~~ I have a reason–I promise. Besides it being a great song, I thought it fitting since I ran a half marathon this past weekend while my dad ran a full marathon! Yep, 64 years old, and my dad is still running marathons. So, I had to pick this song. I showed up on my dad’s doorstep the night before race day and surprised him by announcing I would run the half marathon while he ran the full. I’d heard[…]

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