This was race number 95 lifetime and number 25 this year. I think that I am addicted to several things in racing. How everyone is your friend when your running and how total strangers cheer you on at the finish. Getting a medal every once in a while helps too.
This Saturday I dragged Sara three hours into the mountains of Elk County for a $20 half marathon. Yes, I realize that the cost savings got eaten up in gas money. But it was still fun. The trip took us threw Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Jefferson, & Elk County. On the way home the GPS added Clarion County to the mix. The trip started in the dead of night because the race started early.
When the race got started I was in trouble with humidity and heat. The first 3 1/2 miles were awful. At mile 4 two older guys, Todd & Bill, started running beside me and helped pool me along.
2nd in age group 28-35
The finish line park. I wish I was little.