Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ed Hansen Memorial 10K 2012

I ran the first half of this race for myself.

"The miracle isn't that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start."  ~John Bingham

The second half, I ran with my Dad.

"Where there's a Willis, there's a way."  ~Tom Willis

My race immediately followed a 12-hour graveyard shift, so I knew I wasn't probably going to hit my time goal.  And I was fully six minutes slower than I had hoped to be.  But overall I feel like this race was definitely a success for me.  First of all, I walked significantly less than I did last year.  Second, I finished strong; my last mile was faster than my first by almost a full minute.  Third, I now have my race where I overcame obstacles and succeeded.

And, fourth... the turnout was smaller than last year so I got FIRST PLACE (out of one) for my age division.  A medal and a beer glass, now THAT'S success!

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