Wednesday, November 25, 2009


That was the headline the day after a football game in 1968. There were 42 seconds left on the clock and Harvard scored 16 points to even the score. They did that because no matter how little time was left or how far behind they were, the team never gave up.
42 is our family's code for "NEVER GIVE UP". With the minutes ticking away and my body giving up, my husband cheered me on with this sign at the 22 mile mark.
I finished my first marathon at the age of 62 in 7:04:02.
I couldn't have done it without my husband, family, friends, strangers, and Runners World.
My name is Jan. I think I can. Walking some is my plan.
Good Running to all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wondered what the 42 sign was about. I was guessing it had something to do with the distance being 42.2K. I like your story!!