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Old 05-02-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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OT - I'm back from the marathon!!!
I've been training for a marathon the past few months. This Saturday, I ran the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon. It was a blast! It was my first marathon, and I came in at 4:26:27, beating my goal of 4 1/2 hours by a few minutes!!!

I was pretty sore Sunday and yesterday, but I barely feel anything now. I'm surprised. I totally expected to be laid up for a few days.

This is my friend, Shera, and me (on the right) at the finish line sporting our medals. Shera's from the big K-Y.

And here I am later that night at "Night at the Races" at the local church. This was hilarious - a bunch of grown people riding wooden horses and betting on them. Too funny. I won the 4th race. Go me!!

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a good time!
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:58 PM   #3
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Looks like you were having a fantastic time!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Congratulations (on both the marathon and the horse race, lol)! My daughter-in-law does marathons, so I know how much training it takes. Good job!
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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Oh my ! Marathon is something I can never do. I have short endurance. Congratulations !
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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Looks like you had a great time on two legs and four wheels!
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Wow! Congratulations, Sharon!

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Old 05-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #8
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Congrats! My idea of a marathon is 8 hours of uninterrupted knitting or crocheting!
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