|While we are still happy and refreshed.|
|The dark side of the gazebo. Can you see me? NOOO???|
In mile 4, we caught up with a gentleman named Dick who said he'd like to stick with our pace. As we ran, he told us his story: Dick started running when he was 69 because his wife thought it would be a nice thing to do with their kids and grandkids. They all raced together for Dick and his wife's fiftieth (!!!!) wedding anniversary, and then she decided she didn't need to run anymore. Dick isn't finished. He is 73, and he is going strong! When I grow up, I want to be like Dick.
|Heather and Dick post-run stretch at the Square|
Dick is a great example of how running can keep you strong physically and mentally. That man looks so much younger than his years, and he kept right with us the whole time. Thanks for talking to us today, Dick. You inspire us.
All in all, this was a great run. Heather and I had great conversation, and it was easy to run with her. All long runs should be so easy!
Pretty soon I'll be tapering for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Race Series. I'm running the 8k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. Will you join me by clicking here to register or volunteer? I'm looking forward to seeing you!
Until then, run happy, Peeps!
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