This Thing I Did

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  1. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Over the past couple years, my daughter has taken up running. She's run a couple half-marathons and bunch of other races. One of the ones she loves to do is the Mario Lemieux Foundation run. She's a huge Penguin fan (because I taught her well), and when you run the 6.6k portion, you get to shake Mario's hand at the finish. They also have a 3.3k family run/walk - my wife and I did that last year, about six weeks after I had a sciatica attack. Lots of pain, but worth it.

    This year, I decided to take a crack at the 6.6k side. I still have the numbness in my foot (but no - or almost no - back pain), so I figured running the full course was not going to happen. My goal was to beat the 20-minute/mile elimination time. Last year, we walked a 20-minute pace, so I figured if I could jog a certain amount of it, I'd be good. I ended up finishing in 1:07:44, just under a 17-minute/mile pace, running about a quarter of the time. I'm happy to say I finished just nine minutes behind the third-place finisher in the 75-79 age group. I imagine if I trained and really took it seriously, I could probably do a fair bit better - I ride a stationary bike, but that's it other than running when I referee soccer.

    Here I am at the finish line:

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    And all three of us with our medals:

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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Nicely done sir!
    All I've got is my bike lately.
     
  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    That’s great! Two thumbs up!!!
     
  4. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Nicely done! Running isn’t as fun “in the moment” as guitar playing, but it makes me feel better overall when I do it. Hopefully you find the same to be true.
     
  5. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Well done. I'm more of a walker. So your doing more.
    Long may it continue.
     
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice one Alan.

    “....I bought this ‘ere Alan, not thirty minutes ago, from this very boutique...”

    “Its restin’ ....”
     
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  7. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Excellent work Alan!

    Awesome family shot!!!
     
  8. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Well, That's just frickin' AWESOME!!! Nice Job!!! (To the entire family!!!)
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Nicely done.

    I don’t believe in running, but good for you.
     
  10. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    Congratulations! And I have to say, the "finish line" photo of you made me laugh out loud!
     
  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Good job, Alan!!!!! Did you fanboy with Mario????
     
  12. Shawn@PRS

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    Congrats Alan, that's awesome!
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin’!

    I might be able to do that.... if there were a wine truck in front of me.:oops:
     
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  14. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Way to go!!! Congrats to all 3 of you!
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Well done, sir!
     
  16. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    There were volunteers there chatting and taking pics. They took the group pic of all three of us. I had my wife take a pic with me & my daughter, then they switched. My daughter started to hand me my phone, and I said, "Wait" and did that picture. When I got up, she kind of whispered to me, "Uh, maybe you should have warned them you were going to do that because they stopped talking and got real concerned looks on their faces when you laid down." That made it even funnier.

    No time. It was very much a Soup Nazi kind of thing. Cross the finish line. Hand out. "Good job." "Thank you." Shake. NEXT!
     
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  17. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Way to go! Glad to hear your sciatica is much better! Looks like it was a great day and a lot of fun.
     
  18. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Nice, Alan. Nice for you, nice for your family. Just...nice. :cool:
     
  19. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Congratulations sir!!!!
     
  20. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    Good job Alan.
     

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