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Jack Was There!

  • Sat, May 14, 2011 10:00 PM
    Message # 591400
    Today I ran the See Spot Run 10k in Guthrie.  I was struggling with the many steep hills and felt like I couldn't run any more.  Just as I was contemplating giving up my 100% effort, I saw laying on the ground near the side of the road some gloves a runner up ahead had thrown off.  The gloves had printed on them the words "Run Jack Run"!  I remembered Jack Rector and the good advice he gave me during marathon training about relaxing my body, changing my form, not entertaining the thoughts of giving up!  I remembered his smiling face and ever friendly personality!  I pressed on toward the goal.  I did it for Jack!
  • Sun, May 15, 2011 7:58 AM
    Reply # 591591 on 591400

    That is amazing!  Did you see them on that uphill in the neighborhood right before the 5K point?  If so, those were my gloves!  ;o)  I was starting to get really warmed up at that point since the sun had come out and that's when I decided to shed the gloves.  I was pressing pretty hard to try to catch a few runners before the finish and was just trying to be as "comfortable" as possible during the hilly portions.  Little did I know that I would be able to inspire another runner to press on like I did.  That's what I love about our sport!!

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