Before the blog…
|February 26, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Event Report|
…there was a scrapbook.
I keep referring to my first marathon and earlier this week I talked about Mary, my marathon angel.
I thought you might like to see a picture of that finish and tonight I dug around in the garage and found the scrapbook.
I fell in love with distance and endurance before I know you could do it on a horse. I started this scrapbook when I did my very first race (Auburn resolution trail 10K – I think 2003?) and recorded each race I did, up to the point I started doing endurance with horses. Then the scrap book came to a natural end and I started blogging shortly after.
My family still used print photos up until about the ending point of the scrap book and this format was a way of sharing my running stories with a family made up of non-runners.
Here’s so some shots from the first marathon pages
above: this was in the last mile or so. Resolutely moving forward trying to beat the 5:30 cutoff.
Me and Mary staggering across the finish.
Eventually I got better and started to look like a real runner.
I even tried another marathon
Red girl was at the finish cheering me on for my second.
Here’s a race that is near the back of the book, right around the time that I got Farley.
The picture on the left in the picture is the first digital picture in the scrap book and is from a set of pictures that I posted early on in the life of the blog. This the the second to last entry in the scrapbook. 🙂
Hahaha, I love the snarky little captions!
Yeah not much has changed on that front!
Redgirl remembers standing in line for the portapotties at 4 in the morning for 20 min when some jerk in a modified bike/wheelchair thing peddles up and said “I’m sure you don’t mind if I go really quick.” Redgirl’s bladder told him she did mind and received a dirty look in return.
I didn’t take a picture of that page, but remember he won that division of the marathon and his picture was in the paper? that clipping is in my notebook and underneath his picture I wrote something to the effect of what you said :).
Haha yes i do
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