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Monday, June 4, 2012

They posted my results for the Lake of the Woods 15K today. They took about 4 minutes off my time for some reason. For my records I'll trust the Garmin. I think they had issues with the timing. Official time is 1:25:42.73. Garmin had me at 1:30:03. That's a big difference. I know I waited a few seconds to stop the Garmin, but not 4 minutes! But the placement should be correct. I was 64th out of 91 participants. Sixth in my age group, and had a great time. We need to go back just to spend the day sometime. The lake is beautiful. Sharon was 58th out of 183 in the 5K at 34:25.25. Tim and Amanda walked/jogged the 5K. Click on my time to see the results page. Click here to see the elevation for the 15K! It was cool and overcast. A great combination for a long run. There were a lot of mosquitoes where we parked, but I had no issues on the run. We stopped at the Running Y on the way home for some refreshments, and then I had to hurry home because Sharon and I both had to work. I loved this race. Definitely would do it again.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A good friend, Dean Wilson passed away on Friday, so I dedicated my race on Saturday to Dean. It was a challenging 9.24 miles (15K). Rolling hills, beautiful views, cool temps, etc. Loved it. I kept thinking about Dean and his family. We were neighbors for years. Our kids are very close. Dean and I did church functions together, like leading worship for a local soup kitchen. I gave everything I had to this race in his honor. He will truly be missed. He was a good friend and a great dad and husband. It wasn't my time that was important, it was that I gave my all in his honor, and I got to do it with my family. I need to do more with my own family. You just never know how much time you have!

A new friend won the event, a female! Congrats, Amber from the Linkville Lopers running club. http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/sports/top_stories/article_efa9e6ba-ad48-11e1-9156-0019bb2963f4.html#.T8t0XLvnD0M.facebook