Gasparilla Half-Marathon 2008

Well I just got home from running the Gasparilla Half-Marathon in downtown Tampa. My trooper wife Gayle got up early, I got up at 3:45am and she joined me shortly after that, and we headed downtown for the race. It was a coolish 54* out at race time. I believe about 4,000 people participated in the half and full marathon’s. We got to meet team Hoyt (see pic). It was a nice run around Davis Island and down the beautiful Bay Shore Blvd. My legs felt pretty strong but finishing these things is a battle of the will for me! I knocked about 2 minutes off my previous effort and ran the whole thing in a 7:56 minute per mile pace. I don’t have my official time yet but it will be 1:44:? We got home cleaned up and I feel good enough to head off to church! I had set a goal to finish under 1:45:00 and I did it! Thank the Lord for the ability he’s given the old man!
I just got the official report. My time was 144:43 and I finished 22nd out of 119 in my age bracket. I was very pleased with that finish!!

About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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