We did it. We completed the Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon today. I can’t believe I actually did it. As we got closer and closer to today it became clear that it was going to be one tough race. Early in the week the forecast temperature was for the mid 20’s. Warm…considering that we aren’t scheduled to finish until 1:30pm. As of this morning the forecast was updated to a high of 31 degrees celcius…EGAD! That is crazy talk. We didn’t train for these temperatures and my body doesn’t like heat. We finished the first half in record time. I beat my previous half marathon time by 30 seconds. Our second half was a little slower but considering the temps, I am thrilled. Don won 1st place in his age category and I won first place in mine. I guess it pays to get old…..not many old folks like us compete in marathons so we win by default 😉


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4 responses to “M*A*R*A*T*H*O*N

  1. pmarsh


  2. Shell

    That’s amazing!! Congratulations to both of you!! You should be very proud of yourselves! We’re very proud of you!!!!!

  3. Susan

    Well Done Guys!!!! Congratulations to both of you!!

  4. Chris Taylor

    Absolutely Awesome!!!!!!

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