Perseverance.  Focus.  Endurance.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, (2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.)
        Hebrews 12:1-2
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So I meant to post...

... about the Deadwood Half Marathon. Better get to it before my memory gets fuzzier than it already is.  What a GREAT race.  Talk about being able to take in the beauty of God's creation while running as fast as you can.  Without question, the Black Hills are a great setting for running a Full/Half marathon.  This was the first time I participated in this particular race and it was a super experience.  I started running with one of Mark's family members, Steve, but quickly had to pull back on the reigns if I was going to be able to complete the race... and I am glad I did. The race consists of running about 6 miles down hill on an old railroad trail... then up hill for about a mile... and then, "as they say," it was all down hill from there.  Some of the declines were so steep that it was all you could do to remain on your feet.  By the end of the Half, I was thankful that I wasn't running the Full.  It was a pretty tough race.  That said, I would run it again... and will probably do so some time in the future.  I would really like to run it when I am in a little better shape.  So, add it to the list of races I would like to run again someday.

All in all, Mark and I had a great time... working the expo and "running the race."

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