I RAN AND COMPLETED MY 12/12/60th BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE. 12 MARATHONS IN 12 MONTHS (FEB 5,2011 - FEB 19, 2012)
ST GEORGE MARATHON, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018
THE BOSTON MARATHON, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
DESERET NEWS, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
OGDEN MARATHON,2004, 2005, 2011
PARK CITY MARATHON, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
TOP OF UTAH MARATHON, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011.
UTAH VALLEY MARATHON, 2010, 2011.
THE COWTOWN MARATHON, 2011
THE HOOVER DAM MARATHON, 2011
THE DALLAS WHITE ROCK MARATHON, 2011
THE SURF CITY USA MARATHON, 2012, 2013
THE LOST DUTCHMAN MARATHON, 2012
THE LAYTON MARATHON, 2013
THE MT NEBO MARATHON, 2014
ATHENS GREECE AUTHENTIC MARATHON, Nov 8, 2015
THE GREEN BAY MARATHON, MAY 22, 2016
THE CIM, DEC 4, 2016 "BQ"
THE HUNTSVILLE FULL MONTE MARATHON, SEPT 16, 2017 "BQ X 2"
61 MARATHONS -
1st Marathon, St. George Marathon, OCTOBER 3, 1998. (ZERO DNF'S)
Latest Marathon, The Boston Marathon, APRIL 15, 2019. (ZERO DNF'S)
157 OVERALL RACES SINCE JUNE 4, 1998 UNTIL TODAY. (ZERO-DNF'S)
"PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER"
Short-Term Running Goals:
RUN A 17:00 5K
RUN A 38:00 10K
RUN A 90:00 1/2 MARY
RUN A SUB 3 HR FULL MARY (I know I will never hit this one, but I will keep on trying)
"THERE WILL BE DAYS THAT I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN RUN A MARATHON, BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIFE TIME KNOWING THAT I HAVE!"
Long-Term Running Goals:
MY 2019 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (so far)
1. THE 123rd BOSTON MARATHON, APRIL 15, 2019 (FINISHED)
2. THE NESTLE 5K, JUNE 1, 2019 (1ST PLC AD)
3. DESERET NEWS 10K, 24 JULY 2019 (3RD PLC AD)
4. THE HUNTSVILLE FULL MONTE, SEPT 21, 2019
MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
1. THE BOSTON MARATHON
2. NESTLE 5K
3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K
4. DESERET NEWS 10K
5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON
6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON
7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.
MY GOALS.....My goal is to be an Age Division Winner and a Boston Marathon Qualifer & Participant as long as I can run this short, fat, tired old man body down the road!!! This gettin' old crap isn't for the weak of heart, mind, body or spirit!
"IMPROVISE, ADAPT & OVERCOME"
I'm still alive after all these years (68) and I'm continuing to live my dreams and I'm doing it my way! Retired Former Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl) and three former cats.
To Track My 2014 Boston Marathon Race by Text - Simply text my Bib # 22569 to 345678 using your US mobile phone and follow the instructions.
PC2-2 Miles: 6.00
From Tom Slick on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 10:27:43 from 18.104.22.168
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Old South Church Marathon Scarf Project to embrace runners, remember Boston bombing
Written by Emily Schappacher
February 21, 2014
As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing approaches, members of Boston's Old South Church United Church of Christ have mixed feelings. Some are facing the anniversary with a spirit of defiance and determination, some feel a growing sense of unease and foreboding, and for others it is a time of grievous loss, said the church's pastor, the Rev. Nancy Taylor. But the church, located about 100 feet from the marathon's finish line, where the bombs went off on April 15, 2013, will choose to celebrate the tenacity of the human spirit through the Marathon Scarf Project, an effort to wrap each runner of this year's race in love, hope and prayer.
"As we approach the first anniversary, feelings are complicated," said Taylor. "Every athlete competing in this year's Boston Marathon is facing down fear and defying it. These scarves, knitted with prayers of love and courage, will literally enfold the athletes, touching their skin and blessing them on their way."
The Marathon Scarf Project is organized by members of the Old South Knitters, the church's group of about 30 knitters, crocheters and weavers. The group is collecting handmade scarves in the colors of royal blue and yellow, the official colors of the Boston Marathon, measuring approximately 4-6 inches wide and 60 inches long. (Organizers suggest using the official Boston Athletic Association colors Pantone 109C and Pantone 294C as a guide.)
Scarves will be accepted until Saturday, April 5 and can be sent to Old South Church. Each scarf will be presented to a runner at Old South Church's annual Blessing of the Athletes during two services on Sunday, April 20, the day before the marathon, which also falls on Easter Sunday.
"The service is tied in with the marathon – we have the runners stand and the congregation blesses them and wishes them Godspeed and a safe run," said Diane Gaucher, an Old South Knitter who is helping to oversee the project. "We thought it would be such a nice gesture to give them something extra this year and wrap them in our love."
The Marathon Scarf Project was inspired by the Synod Scarf Project, which encouraged UCC members to send handmade rainbow-colored scarves to General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif., as a stand against the bullying of LGBT youth. Gaucher said she has no idea how many knitters will participate or how many scarves they will collect. But she says the fact that the Synod Scarf Project collected more than 10,000 scarves – greatly surpassing its goal of 3,000 – is a good sign that Old South will have plenty of scarves to distribute.
"It's a big leap of faith – until the scarves actually come in, we won't really know how many we will get," she said. "But there are 35,000 runners this year, so bring on the scarves. We will distribute every last one of them."
The Marathon Scarf Project is just one of several ways Old South Church will recognize the bombing's first anniversary. On April 8, the church will conduct a memorial installation of the blue and gold banners that overlooked the marathon's finish line the day of the bombing, as well as the peace cranes that were delivered to Old South Church from Newtown (Conn.) Congregational Church in the bombing's aftermath. These items will be displayed until April 22. On April 15, the church will hold a service of Remembrance and Hope with music, prayers, readings and reflection.
To participate in the Marathon Scarf Project, ship your blue and yellow scarves to Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. Questions about the project should be directed to Old South Church: 617-536-1970.
"Through the Marathon Scarf Project, Old South Knitters are doing what they do best: weaving messages into textiles," Taylor said. "Every athlete is staking his or her life on the proposition that the world's oldest peaceful, international competition—a competition requiring only the spare form of the human body, a competition requiring no protective gear, a competition often won by persons from among the poorest nations on earth—is a sacred and worthy undertaking."
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