Sunday was an event for the ages… Haven’t been training since February and a week before the race, I decided to run/bike a little.
Well the end result at Sunday’s #LongBeachMarathon was a 20 mile bike ride in an 1hr and 15 minutes and then 13.1 mile run minutes later in 2hrs and 19 minutes.
I never expected to finish my #halfmarathon so quickly after my first ever bike race.
The support from my sister from afar was tremendous and truly helped in my success. I also want to thank my lady, Maria, for being there physically and also taking these pictures. Moreover the support from all my folks hitting me up on runtastic.com and Facebook was amazing. Hearing those cheers and applause on my earphones really helped get me through.
I truly had a great time at the 30th Anniversary #LongBeachMarathon but probably won’t ever do this again. My body has been great to me, but competing without training is not a great idea. However there were very few of us who walked around with three medals from one day of #racing!!!! I didn’t come in first place but I still felt like I had a WIN WIN WIN.
Anonymous asked: “Hi! So I read this post and it was about school. Do you think that school is all about grades? Or rather do you think that grades define how smart you are?”
Hello and thanks for the question! I would be interested in reading the post you are referring to in order to put it into the correct context. However, I do have an opinion on the matter. School is not about grades and grades do not even come close to defining how smart one is. It tells you that person studied the correct material for that particular test. School is about life experience not grades. No one is going to care if you got an A in anatomy if you end up being a shitty Doctor. The great doctor focuses on reality and what will be important once she or he graduates and starts their own practice. Being book smart does not equal life savviness. Do your best in school, but learn for you, not for a grade. I hope that helps you out. -M