FINALLY . . . UNDER 4 HOUR MARATHON

IMG_2646They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  I know the following: this blog picture is worth a 3 hour and 58 minute finish time in a marathon.   My first goal in my first marathon (October, 2014) was to “finish with my heart beating”.  That remains my goal.  However, as my times got shorter, having a finishing time that started with a “3” instead of a “4” was a big goal.

In 2015, my fastest marathon was in Ulster County – the Kingston Kiwanis Marathon.  This year, I took 20 minutes  off my time and finally beat 4 hours.  I never have to do it again.

I took up running for health and weight loss.  The competitor in me pushed to hit a time.  While I hope to beat 4 hours again, I’m fine not doing it again for a while.  I don’t care if it is just by 90 seconds – under 4 hours is under 4 hours.

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Living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, at age 40 (almost 41), I had a health scare and had to make serious changes in my eating and exercise habits. This is the story of how, I went from Morbidly Obese to being a Marathon Runner and ran 12 marathons in 12 months (and keep running more of them every chance I can - 31 and counting as of November, 2017).

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