Don’s Show in Las Vegas
Storyline by Trudy A. Martinez
Here is what Don had to say about the Marathon race:
I have to admit – it feels good to have dropped 30 pounds these last six months by running and better diet. Less weight – no white beard – people don’t think I’m 60+ anymore [I am only 46]. It had been 10 years since I last ran an organized race – which was [the] LA Marathon back in Mar 1997 [26.2 miles] . . . I only took up jogging again last May to lose weight.” Vegas Marathon Story“My Time for [the] 13.1 mile . . . [race] . . . in low 30 degree temps [was]: 1 hour 56 min 33 sec . . . my time is on page 13 of 83. Not bad for old man. My goal was to break 2 hours . . . 9 mile a minute pace . . . ended up with 8.54 pace. . . Now – the goal is to not to gain 30 pounds again! Hard to do when you are naturally lazy like me!” -Don Blanton
There are pictures at the Marathon web site.However, GramaTrudy personally likes the family style photos; they tell a more interesting story. You know how they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And what is there to deny when the story is told in living color!
And I am not too old after all. Those women chased me to the end.
photographer: Charity BlantonNevertheless, truth be told, there was this one . . . who just would not give in . . . So like a gentleman, I let the lady go first. And as you can see . . . She’s a foot ahead of me when she hits the line!
[Note: The photo story line was told by Don’s mother-in-law aka: Grama Trudy. Since she was not able to attend the race herself, she drew her own conclusions from the photos that were presented to her for viewing – Trudy A. Martinez]