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April 02, 2014

My First Marathon

My very first marathon, many miles ago, I embarked on what would become a passion of mine at the Big Sur Marathon in April, 1989 when I was a junior at Santa Clara University.  My entry into the world of running was inspired by nothing more than the record setting pace I’d established 2 years earlier putting on the “Freshman 15”.  I had never run track, never dabbled in a “fun run”, and I didn’t even know what XC was.  But I did know that my college budget did not allow for purchasing a whole new wardrobe because I outgrew my original one, so I traded in the several glazed donuts I ate daily, for several daily miles instead.