State #43, July 28, 2013: Hawaii, Kauai Island, Poipu

Run #44 (DC and 43 states), Sunday, July 28, 7:30 a.m.

July 28, Hawaii, Kauai Island, Poipu
Koloa Plantation Family Fun Run 10-Mile, 10K, and 5K at Poipu Beach Park
Poipu is on the south side of Kauai, directly across the island from the red dot.

Right leg stretch

Left leg stretch

Getting ready

Lining up at the start

And we are off...

Almost half way

The 5K is an out and back, and I am on the way back.

The finish line ahead.

1st Place in my age group. 25:53

Results posted in the July 29 edition of Kaiai's Garden Island newspaper.

Under-12 winners get a candy lei

Running be hard on me toes.

43 States and DC Completed (blue).
The 7 Remaining States (red).

Blue Hawaii


State #42, July 13, 2013: Kentucky, Lexington

Run #43 (DC and 42 states), Saturday, July 13, 8:30 a.m.

July 13: Kentucky, Lexington, LBX Dig Deep 5K to Benefit Hospice

We are off...

And the finish. A good time at 24:54, 32nd out of 253. However, my age group for this 5K was 50-64, and I finished 5th.

My next 5K is in Hawaii in 15 days.

42 States and DC Completed (blue).
The 8 Remaining States (red).


State #41, July 10, 2013: Delaware, Milford

Run #42 (DC and 41 states), Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

July 10: Delaware, Milford, 5th Annual Delaware Hospice 5K

This hospice is a fantastic facility with great services.

Lining up to start. 136 running.

and we are off...

An early turnaround with the faster runners coming back at me.

One mile. I never caught the man in green.

The last half mile

And the finish...

time of 26:26. 19th overall out of 136 runners and 1st place in the 60-69 age group.

Susan (President and CEO of the Delaware Hospice) on my right below won 1st place in the 50-59 age group, and Kristi on my left, won 1st place in the 30-39 age group.

and a group pic of all the medal winners

I am with Mike Below. He finished 3rd in the 30-39 age group, but 6th overall,

and amazingly,

Mike is a 1993 graduate of Lewisville High School, a few miles from my house in Texas. Mike is a BYU graduate and the administrator of Milford Hospital.

This is Jeff Mitchell, reporter for the Milford Chronicle, covering the 5K.

Tomorrow, Jeannie and I go to Baltimore to watch the Texas Rangers play the Baltimore Orioles.

41 States and DC Completed (blue).
The 9 Remaining States (red).