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An amazingly fantastic smiley run 11.6 mile and the last 4 barefoot!! :))) Litchfield,MN
Hey, ran mine Mon (I know, late:( in East Lansing.
Ran 21km around east Toronto, ON.
I ran the Freedom's Run 1/2 Marathon in Shepherdstown WV and was running ear to ear smiley! At the 12 mile mark I thought "I can run as hard as I want for a mile!", so I kicked it in. Fast of course is relative as my avg pace was 11:00 and I ran the last mile about 9:20. Plus I have to admit there was GREAT pleasure in passing a lot of runners in the last mile barefoot! At the end I rounded the corner onto the football field and saw my time and my wife who was a volunteer directing runners into the correct chutes! I knew she was a volunteer, but had no idea she would be there! I was about 30 min earlier than she expected me based on my first 1/2, so she was as surprised as I was. I stopped and kissed her before I ran the last 30 yards. It was one of the coolest days of my life! ~David Propst, Valdese, NC