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“I MISSED THE BIG 5-0!” (AKA SLAYING MY 51st DRAGON)

Yesterday I was doing some housekeeping work on Tripping The Kenyans.

I took a look at the page that listed my past races, starting with what I consider my first “official” race in this crazy campaign of mine (The Nike Human Race 10K on August 31st, 2008).

A quick glance at the numbers and I made a startling realization. Something I’d completely overlooked.

The first 50.

The first 50.

The Long Beach Half Marathon on October 12th was my 50th race.

I accidentally missed my “Big Five Oh.”

And as someone who likes to acknowledge milestones, I’m a little bummed I dropped the ball on that one.

I think of all of the “Golden anniversary” or “Over the hill” bad running jokes I could have made.

Bummer.

Consider yourselves lucky that you were spared the full brunt of my “puntastic” sense of humor. Read the rest of this entry

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