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My next half marathon is in London!

August 8, 2017

Orting Summerfest is done.  Because of the poor air quality (Seattle was the worst in the nation for a couple of days, totally unlike us!) and the excessive heat (we are not used to anything over 85!) the race director allowed me an early start with couple of new friends who made the miles go by pretty fast. Kendra is totally amazing. She has done marathons in all fifty states, toured the state capitals when she was there, and is now working on doing halfs in all fifty states. And Lisa is working her way through the states, too. Thanks to Kendra I am now going to Riverside, IA when I am there in November for the Hillbilly Hike. There is a plaque attesting to Riverside being the future home of Captain James T. Kirk. My father had a love for the original Star Trek so a visit is due with a picture of the plaque.

This is the only picture I took. It was hot and I was tired.

On to London! Now I have to get serious about what to wear. I have a very close friend who is an excellent seamstress and made me a beautiful sash to wear when I did the Rock and Roll in Lisbon, Portugal on my 60th birthday. On the front she wrote “Today is my 60th birthday” and the back it said the same in Portuguese! People talked to me all race long and that really made my race pretty special.

I still have it and was thinking of modifying it but the race in London is not on my actual 65th birthday – it is a week ahead. But it is my 65th half marathon. I posed the problem to Kendra and Lisa (it was 13 miles we were together!) and they came up with “Celebrating 65”  – how brilliant is that! So people can ask what that means and I can tell them! And meet new people that way, too 🙂

My friend graciously agreed and I am so excited!!

Love being a part of the running community. It is the best 🙂

One Comment
  1. Anonymous permalink

    65 and 65 and going strong, what an adventure.

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