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Posted Apr 11 2009 11:40pm
Little loose ends from my Fools 50K ultra marathon finish on April 5. According to my Garmin, I burned 4455 calories..and we climbed nearly 11,000 feet of elevation all told during the course of going up and down hills and across ledges and up and down steep steps. Good fun!!. I averaged just over 13 minutes per mile to post the 7 hour, 1 minute time. Don't think I am insane, but I am toying with the idea of entering a 50 miler. Have recovered pretty well. Ran on Thursday for a short bit and will resume running this weekend. Want you to meet a young lady, whom I did a story on for Fox 8. Taylor Hetrick from Chardon High School. She is a sophmore. With apologies to the talented singer Taylor young friend is the real Taylor Swift. I actually first saw her as she ran with someone during a triathlon. At the time, I did not know she was a nationally ranked swimmer. She is 16. A very personable kid. Popular and driven for success. She holds 3 American records and is gunning for a spot at competing in London in 2012. I am really glad I had the chance to meet her and of course, then have the chance to introduce her to you.

I have the link to the website HERE. When you get to the Fox8 home page, go to the video section. Look for the story..... Blind Swimmer Breaks Barriers. Thats right, Taylor is blind. Check it out. The story is less than 2 minutes and I know you'll come away with a great respect for her and will be inspired. Hey, life with inspiration is life well lived.

Take care!! Life's a Blast
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