State #50, December 23, 2013: Texas, Dallas

Run #51 in 2013
(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)

The results...

Although just 7 months from Medicare and having to run against the youthful 60 year olds, a 1st place finish in the 60-64 age group.


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


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