On February 16, 2013, I ran my fifth marathon. I met my friends, Bill, Melanie and Shannon in Myrtle Beach. On Friday night, everyone had dinner at our condo, which was right on the Atlantic Ocean. The next morning (Saturday) was the marathon. Bill, Melanie, and I ran the full marathon. Shannon and one of Bill’s friend ran the half marathon. The weather was great for a marathon. Slightly windy with temps between the high 40s and the low 50s. I was able to set a new personal record of 3:49:48. That was almost five minutes faster than my previous best time, which was set at Disney. Bill, Melanie and Shannon also did well. All finished with respective times in their respective age group. Here is a photograph right before the race.
Before the race we researched silly signs for Susan to hold. We found a sign that said “Nipple chafing turns me on.” We knew that would be hilarious for the runners and spectators. Susan received a lot of compliments, even from the police at the race. Here is a photograph of Susan holding the sign on the course.
After the marathon we all met at a Thai Restaurant to refuel. After eating everyone went to the Beach Bar, which was by my condo. To top off the evening, it started snowing in Myrtle Beach! To the right is all of us right before we ate.
We had a real nice time. Mom helped out a great deal. She booked the condo for Susan and I. Mom also cared for Brian and Aaron while they were away for the weekend.
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