In December 2011 I came to the conclusion that I would just never be able to run a 26.2 Mile Marathon in under 4 hours, no matter how hard I have tried in the past 9 years and 8 Marathons I just couldn’t do it.
Here is the history.
1st Marathin @ Kiawah Island SC in 2002 Ronnie Collins Cana VA 4:15:46
2nd Marathon VA. Creeper Trail 2003 Ronnie Collins Cana VA 4:34:25
3rd Marathon Nashville TN 2003 Ronnie Collins Cana VA 4:40:16
4th Marathon Goody KY 2003 Ronnie Collins 5:01:33
5th Marathon Phoenix AZ Ronnie Collins 5:39:54
6th Marathon Myrtle Beach SC Ronnie Collins
7th Marathon Myrtle Beach SC Ronnie Collins 5:03:51
8th Marathon Atlanta GA Ronnie Collins 2009 4:19:39
I ran 13.1 miles in a training run this morning and I ran it in 1:57. I am running more miles than I ever have, I just believe that I will break 4 hours if I don’t experience any major physical issues over the next few months. I am planning to run my next Marathon in October 2012, wish me luck.
My goal for the October 2012 Marathon is 3:55 which will be my best clock time ever with trimming 20 minutes off the time, almost 1 minute per mile.
First of all, let me make it clear that I am not criticizing the employee’s of the Post Office. I think these men and women do an outstanding job of getting our mail to us.
I went to the post office this morning to mail a package and there was a sign on the counter that read “Sorry Our Computers Are Down.”
There was no on in sight so I rang the bell assuming they would just weigh the package the old-fashioned way and put postage on it with the old peel and stick stamps. When the clerk came and I asked to mail the package I was informed that it wasn’t possible. Now, the power wasn’t off, the workers were on duty, the mail cars were running and making deliveries, but I was told, “we cannot mail any packages while the computers are down.” Wow
Does this mean when the computers are down at the bank for an extended period of time that we cannot get our money? Does this mean when the computers are down at the grocery store that we cannot buy groceries? Does this mean when the computers are down at the gas station that we cannot pump gas?
There is a message in all of this, it’s not a message about computers being bad. I love what computer technology allows us to accomplish but I don’t like that we have become totally dependent upon them.
Those who have ears, let them hear and understand that hard times are coming and it will catch most people off guard.
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