>> Monday, April 01, 2013
Our monthly issue of RunMinnesota came last week, and my wife saw this article:
It's an article written by Michael Iserman (current president of the MDRA) that is talking about Minnesota's different marathons and their medals. My wife has NEVER done a race just for the medal - she's not the kind of person who usually cares for medals. But after even just GLANCING at this article, she told me "I think my new goal is to run every marathon in Minnesota." I love it.
The article isn't about EVERY marathon in the state, but she's made it a new goal. She's done the TC Marathon 13 times (STRAIGHT) and Grandma's Marathon once, and in about 2 months she'll be doing the Minneapolis Marathon. Give her a few years and I think this goal will be in the bag.
Oh, we also found something fun in the "results pages" at the back of RunMinnesota. A neighbor of my parents (who is living in the house of my pre-school best friend before his family moved away) drove up to the Cities for the Winter Carnival 10K. She finished as the FIRST FEMALE and in FIFTH PLACE OVERALL out of over 300!
And yes, she's 16 years old!
Unrelated: here's Henry and Pharmie yesterday hunting for Easter Eggs at Papa and Nana's house (on a windy morning):
Back with MORE that I found in RunMinnesota, and this will lead to more trash-talk leading up to the Gear West Duathlon. Yep, stay tuned for a bit of a smack down tomorrow....