Saturday, November 23, 2013

Oak Grove Marathon. CHECK!

Today was a beautiful Fall day for a looong run. The dark, foggy 62 degree weather gave way to a sunrise by mile 7. The air became crisp as temperatures dropped 11 degrees. The wind cheered us on, and the rain was gone. We chatted and exams acquainted, just as at any trail event. There was an optional hill to complete all 17 times...who was with me on that one?!

We had two speedy dudes who lapped us with lengthy, effortless strides. The rest of us held a respectable pace. Our goal was, "Don't get hurt; just get dirt!"

Around hour 4.5 (10am), a troop came in to set up for a serious event! I wished them well, but laughed to myself that a 5k was starting AFTER I had completed a full marathon. I still viewed my own race as a greater success, based on a simple formula: my group had completed over 200 miles, and 50 runners at 3 mile a piece would amount to 150 and some change. Oh yeah, and mine was free.

At any rate, I enjoyed the incredibly appreciative runners, and I will love to to this again!! I always enjoy the tough runners who show up for poster board events. The real ones never complain! And that is what we had today.

Great job to everyone who ran today!!
We had 22 sign up.
Some completed a half, some more or less. Some ran, some used a handcycle.

Email your time if you didn't get to write it on the poster!!!
Results will be up soon!!!

See ya next time! ( January 11 and /or 25...different locations)

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