I’m late to the party but I’m here until the day I die.

Congrats to Anna R. a member of the Academy who just ran a 4:32:35 marathon at the age of 60!

“Hello Angie and Trevor.

I’ve been a member since January 2020. I’d never run a marathon before and was following another plan, trying to figure out fueling and hydration on my own.

I found MTA just a couple of weeks before my first marathon in February. The Surf City marathon was deferred but I ran it solo as scheduled and it was grueling having to carry everything I needed. I ran out of water, had leg cramps, intestinal distress and dizziness. It took over 5 hours. But I made it the 26.2 miles.

Listening to ALL the podcasts, some of them multiple times, I ran the Surf City marathon February 2022 for my 60th birthday with a 4:32:17 finish time. . .

I just finished my 2nd official marathon in Washington State, at the Jack and Jill downhill marathon in 4:32:35. I was hoping to BQ or PR but it just wasn’t to be. The race was still amazing although I did question my sanity after the 22nd mile. I promised myself that when I crossed the finish line I could stop and all the discomfort would disappear.

My favorite episode is with David Clark. He said, “I don’t want to run a marathon, I want to be that person that runs marathons.” This is what I have clung to. I’m late to the party but I’m here until the day I die.” 💀

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