Some Thoughts About That Half Marathon

I got an email today with a link to a website containing a couple of professional photos taken of me on Sunday during the half marathon. Truth be told, I snagged this one from that site, of me crossing the finish line. But I’m not too interested in paying what they’re asking for nice copies.

In reviewing the results, as I mentioned on Sunday I came in 751st place. I also learned that a friend and neighbor of ours, the father of one of Ella’s friends, came in 18th. He’s faster than me. He also is a curator at the EMP Museum and once gave an after hours tour of the museum to Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. That makes him much cooler than me, too. So I’m okay with him beating me.

But I also got beat, and by nearly 8 minutes, mind you, by another acquaintance of mine, a man a year older than me who attended the same high school I attended. His name? Rob McKenna. You Washingtonians may have heard of him. He’s the state’s Attorney General and has a good shot at being the next Governor.

Rob, I’ve got my marathon sights set on you and your time.

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