On October 2, 2011, I ran my second marathon. The marathon was at Portland, Maine. Our friend, Bill Kendall, and his wife, Melanie, ran the marathon with me. This was Bill and Melanie’s first marathon. The marathon was smaller than the New Orleans Marathon that I ran in March. This marathon sold out at 3,500 runners. The weather did not cooperate. It rained the entire run. I finished in four hours and 11 seconds. I had a goal of finishing before four hours. I did shave off 33 minutes from my previous marathon. Bill finished in four hours and three minutes and Melanie finished in four hours and 20 minutes. We all were very happy with our finishing times. Bill and I might race again in January at the Disney Marathon in Orlando, FL. The photograph on the right is of the three runners right before departing for the race.
Susan and I flew to Maine alone. The boys stayed in Pensacola under the watchful eye of their grandmother. Before leaving Maine, Bill and Melanie took us to the Portland Head Light. Portland Head Light is a famous lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth. The photograph on the left is Susan and I near the lighthouse at Portland Head Light.
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