On September 15, 2018 I completed a full marathon, 26.2 miles! I did it, and I’m 63 years old. It was the Fairbanks Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks, Alaska. It’s rated as one of the most difficult marathons in the United States, #2 on several lists. A net elevation gain of 3,300 feet. It was hard and amazing at the same time. I love the people in Alaska (where I spent the first 30 years of my life).
My boyfriend and I completed it in 7 hours and 44 minutes (don’t laugh…he’s 60 and I’m 63). We ran a little, jogged a lot, walked a lot more and there might have been some dragging of feet at one point. They allowed ten hours to complete it, and there were about a 100 people behind us (566 registered participants). I attempted this same marathon when I was 16 years old without any training. I made it the first ten miles (all uphill) and quit. I’m so proud that I completed it at 63 what I couldn’t do at 16. It really is all in your head what you can and can’t do. Wisdom comes with… Read More