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2.28.2010

Cowtown Half Marathon

  • One of these days, perhaps too soon, I won't be able to do it anymore. But for now, it remains one of my favorite days of the year.
  • So did I finish? Yep. Did I walk at all? Nope. What was my time? 1:59:42. My fastest time since starting the half marathon four years ago. Let me brag for a moment.
  • Favorite sign held by a little girl: "You Are All Kenyans In My Eyes."
  • There were a bunch of real cheerleaders at one mile marker.
  • Followed by a group doing the "Thriller" dance in full costume.
  • The weather was absolutely fantastic. You'd think 40 degrees would be miserable but throw in no wind and the sun, and you have a glorious day.
  • I jog with an iPod with about 40 songs on it in the shuffle mode. When I hit the finish line in Dallas last December, the ending song from Slumdog Millionaire was playing. The same thing happened this year. Odd and cool.
  • I get a little emotional during the first half mile and the last half mile. It's just a recognition, as I get older, of the preciousness of life and health.
  • I'm not sure what happened on the Kids 5K, but all of them got off course and and, although crossing the finish line, ran only about 60% of it.
  • I heard Judge Cude's voice about 200 miles yards (oops) from the finish line and he snapped a pic. I haven't seen it yet.
  • Speaking of, his son David finished in 1:19:50 for 17th place overall.
  • Thomas Aaaberg, the attorney who advises our commissioners' court, ran the full marathon in 3:16:50. That's one minute short of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
  • All Decatur finishers here. (And you can search for other towns.)

12 comments:

Collectionsite said...

WOW. I didn’t realize Mr. Aaaberg was such a runner. Very impressive showing and I wonder if he will run in the Boston marathon.

Anonymous said...

That would be NO. It clearly states that he did NOT qualify. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

Skippy, How does it feel to be a nigger in that little girl's eyes?

Anonymous said...

Judge Cude was 200 miles away and you could hear him. You still have some mighty keen hearing ability as well Baron!

Anonymous said...

WTG Barry and Kat.That's awesome!!!! Thomas your just amazing...way to represent the county in a positive light.You all deserve a gold medal in my eyes.Keep it up,you are inspirational whether you realize it or not. :~)

Anonymous said...

I sat at one of the crossings for 45 minutes waiting for the runners to cross. As each person ran by I couldn't help but imagine how much better this world would be if all those people had lives. Go run around a field or on a golf course or down your street but 50,000,000,000,000,000 people who come together to block traffic for two hours is communists.

David said...

200 miles from the finish line? Jeez...how long is a half marathon?

Anonymous said...

Who cares about you? How did Barron Green do?

Anonymous said...

Barron Green didn't finish. He heard voices and wandered offtrack and was last seen at The Rainbow Room.

Anonymous said...

I know a lady who is 51 who runs the half marathon. She had a heart attack last week. Food for thought.

Anonymous said...

BG,

2 things:

first, I can't believe you published 1:11PM's comment.

second, you should try walking through the water stations. studies have shown you'll actually do better.

Anonymous said...

10:55, Are you saying that skipping through the waters is bad?