Sunday, March 22, 2015

50 for 50...

Have you heard of the show 30 for 30? Thirty for 30 began as 30 sports documentaries made by different directors, in honor of ESPN's 30th anniversary. That was in 2009, and the show has been going ever since, so I'm guessing there has been well over 150 shows now. If you ever get the chance, there's some fascinating topics covered in the world of sports.  But once again, I digress...

What I was meaning to say is that we had our own Crebbin version this weekend, known as 50 for 50. That's right, Mike raced 50 Kilometers at 50 years of age. Yes, in one day. And we're not talking nice flat road run. It is a crazy, up and down trail run called the Chuckanut 50k.  He and his buddies have been training for this for a couple months now, and it all paid off!  Here they are before the foolish run. Don't they look nice and clean???
Don't they look nice and clean? They were to take a photo for me after the race, but as you can imagine, they were completely exhausted afterward and forgot.

Mike appropriately finished the race in 5 hours and 50 minutes.  He prided himself in saying no 60 year olds finished ahead of him, but actually he did quite well. Out of 400+ runners, he finished 105th, and even better yet, ninth out of runners between 50-59. 

He committed himself fully to this endeavor, and I am really proud at how hard he worked to achieve his goal. He not only physically trained, but he completely changed his diet and lost 20 pounds along the way. He claims he will never do another trail run again, and I kind of believe him on this one, but I do anticipate he is not done with long distance altogether. I and his children will be happy to have him around more on the weekends though, at least for a little while!

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