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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ode To Mark

I failed to mention in my last post that "Mark" had paced Tim during his record-breaking PR run at the Second Empire 5K.

Mark is the same guy who paced me for my 5K PR last year.

I knew Melisa (Mark's wife) would be there so after we got the numbers and stuff, I looked for her. Once I found her, I found out that Mark was going to pace Tim. Tim was going for a sub-24 minute 5K pace...which his PR was set last year at the same race I PR'd: 25:47.

And Tim did it. He ended up somewhere in the early 23s. And he says he couldn't have done it without Mark pushing him along.

And Mark is faster that THAT. To think he paced my 25:30 a year and a half ago, and to do something like that today for Tim, well, I don't have the words. It's one of those "what a great thing to do for someone else" emotion that means so much more than those words.

So Mark, thank you. You are one hell of a friend. You'll be one hell of a dad to that beautiful baby your wife, one of my BFFs, is carrying for you.

1 comment:

  1. Awww. That was very sweet! It brought tears to my eyes. Not sure if it was the words or the hormones - maybe a combination of both. ;-)