(to Complete 5Ks or Longer in 2013 in DC and all 50 States)
Texas, Dallas: Monday, December 23, 7 p.m.
The Jingle Bell Run 5K at the Anatole Hotel
A race initially set up almost two years ago against Mr. Chicago (Gregg Fleisher). See the next post for the history.
My son Stewart joins Gregg and me for the 5K.
Ready to run...
24 minutes and 52 seconds later at the finish...
The last of all 50 states run in 2013. (Washington DC too)
2nd place to Mr. Gregg, who although 12 years younger, but almost 60 pounds heavier, ran a magnificent 41 seconds faster.
Gregg encouraged me to start running almost 5 years ago and has mentored me ever since. This has led to a spectacular journey for Jeannie and me to all corners of the USA with tons of wonderful, memorable experiences.
But regarding the culminating race against Mr Gregg...
The Master beats the student.
But elder son Stewart was the fastest with a super time of 22:17. He had time for a beer before I finished. Very proud of him.
The Jingle Bell Run was one of the best organized races. The Christmas setting at the Anatole Hotel was splendid. Parking was easy, the course was policed well, the results were posted quickly, and the after party had great food and refreshments.
Jeannie and me...
December 31, 1982
January 1, 2013: Simi Valley, California
January 19, 2013: Charleston, South Carolina
January 21, 2013: Atlanta, Georgia
March 13, 2013: Las Vegas, Nevada
April 7, 2013: Portland, Oregon
April, 27, 2013: Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 11, 2013: Washington D.C.
May 12, 2013: National Harbor, Maryland
May 27, 2013: Boulder, Colorado
June 13, 2013: Chicago, Illinois
June 15, 2013: West Chester, Ohio
June 22, 2013: Kirkwood, Missouri
June 30, 2013: Plaistow, New Hampshire
July 4, 2013: Cumberland, Rhode Island
July 6, 2013: South Hero, Vermont
July 7, 2013: Kennebunk, Maine
July 28, 2013: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
September 1, 2013: Jasper, Indiana
September 7, 2013: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
September 7, 2013: On the way to Bozeman, Montana