>Look What I Can Do!>I won an age group award!
Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 Double Agent #22 It's a perfect day and I feel great!
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Well, see, it all depends on who you are talking to. With the people who are full of themselves I just mention that I was first in my age group in two of my four marathons this year. With the people who aren't I add that I was the only one in my age group.
The first marathon I did last year lumped all the age 65 and over people into the same age group. I was second in age group for that one and the person who was first was 81 years old and came in a good hour ahead of me. I wanna be like her when I'm that age.
I won my first and only AG award back in March. 3/7. But, still...I beat 4 people my age. Some who have maybe been running for decades. It's still awesome, no matter how you slice it--especially since this was only your 2nd race.
Ricky —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka
Thanks! It's actually seven since 10/2006 and four this year. And I'll freely admit that I walk more than I run. I probably won't do another one until April, but am registered for a half in January to find out if my transition plan from walking to running is working.
I bet you have many more AG awards in your future. I glance at your log frequently because I think we have a lot in common. I often use your log as inspiration. I am extremely impressed with your progress in such a short time.
Old, Slow, Happy
Ok, so it was 3rd, and I am not entirely sure there were many more women than that in the race in my age group, but I am still excited. This was just the 2nd 5K I have ran. I wanted to break 30:00 minutes, and I didn't But, now I just have to find another 5K, I guess. I know in the overall scheme of running, this is not monumental, but it just makes all that daily running mean something.
Non ducor, duco.
I know in the overall scheme of running, this is not monumental, but it just makes all that daily running mean something.
Champions are made when no one is watching