I did it! I finished my 2nd 1/2 Marathon on Oct 4th when Kathie and I together crossed the Finish Line at the San Jose Rock N Roll event! And what a fabulous event it was! Once again, I realized things are certainly better shared—this run no exception. My excited friend and I took light rail and arrived downtown San Jose at 6:30am at this huge event, experiencing all the pre-race activities. At 8am, the starting gun was fired, and we were off! We ran within sight of one another the entire race and ultimately crossed the finish line together–so encouraging and supportive! It was wonderful to share both the elation and the feeling of hardening cement in our muscles! This incredibly well orchestrated event took great care of over 11,000 runners, with hundreds of smiling and terrific volunteers providing encouragement, water, and energy GU along the way! The bands, the medical teams, fire, police and by-standers cheering all runners was proof positive that we are truly part of a community. My time was the same as my July Jungle Run, 2 hours 45 minutes. I placed 34th out of the 85 in my age group. But, I admit I was more exhausted and really sore the next day, while savoring the euphoria and the pride of my accomplishment. Will I do it again? I’m considering it. Meanwhile, I’ll continue these writings about new and interesting things I’m doing in my life, what’s working and what’s not. And I encourage you to step up and step out into new things!