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I have known for weeks that I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been – my average 4 mile time is faster than I’ve done just one except for that year in Jr high where I went nuts and joined a handful of sports teams. Today I decided to put a number to that fitness, as I know even that year, my mile time was just under 10 mins, and I was damned proud of that (since the year before I’d huffed and puffed to beat 12). I mapped out a 1 mile route that had as little hill and traffic as I could get, and set out to find out just HOW good I am 😉 I did start out WAY too fast and had to take a little walk after about 3 mins (and about .4 miles!). And I discovered that somehow the whole route I picked was uphill. I swear. Both ways… But in the end I did run most of it and the final time was:

8:33:51

Not just under 10, but WELL below 9 mins per mile. And more than a minute faster than I’ve ever run it. 😛 So to celebrate I ran another 3 miles at normal speed. I swear they made those hills steeper while I wasn’t looking… 😛 Someone needs to quit teraforming my neighborhood while I run it! Anyhow, I’m darned proud of that mile time so I need to brag and be complimented!

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SF AIDS Marathon 2008

On August 3, myself and about 500 other runners will complete the San Francisco marathon in an effort to raise $1,000,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. This is the culmination of nearly 2 years of lifestyle changes and weight loss for me, and a chance for me to use my new-found energy and fitness to give back to my community. I hope you will join me in this effort by reading and offering your support through my blog. If you are able, I also welcome your contribution to the cause! Thanks and keep on running!

Progress Bar:


Marathon time: 5:40:22
Total Raised: $2,815.70

My Sponsors

I'd like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support of the SF AIDS Foundation!



Dianne Whitfield of the Bunny Hay Loft


Ulf Anvin
Rob Millner
Scott Lamb
Jeff Barlow
Erika Duplantis
Nick and Carol Esser
Kathryn Mercer
Nicole Pauls
Kathryn Coll
Timothy Berger
Susan Druding
Jenny Forman
Kathryn Mulgrew
Jamie Piperberg
Lucia Sanchez
Fran Taillon
Douglas Leeder
Barbara Kirsch
Ellen Atkinson
Valerie Esser
Peter McCourt
Carla Schroder
Sandra Spicher
Matthew Wilson
Valorie Zimmerman
Kathryn Kramer
Roxanne Seabright
Gayathri Swaminathan
Jason Spiro
Dianne Schoenberg

Thank you so very much for your support!

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