I'm not one to usually toot my horn about what I am doing -- but this one has been on my bucket list for some time and I just had to tell someone. I'm 54 and until about 8yrs ago was a typical middle aged guy carrying around an extra few pounds - not in bad health, but not in great shape either - I could not have run to the end of the driveway. Got into running, mainly due to my then teenage daughter - she ran track/X Country in high school. I supported her through several half marathons and a Triathalon. She is through college and out working now, but I have continued to run 12-15miles a week to keep in shape, we always run when she is home. I like to eat and drink a few beers, so running keeps that in check, plus I just like to run. So I have been thinking about a 1/2 marathon for a few years, longest run I had done to date was a 15k - @9mi. I pulled the trigger back in December and signed up. Spent the winter training and was up to about 25mi a week. Saturday was the big day and my daughter came along to cheer me on. I finished - 2:19, not a record, but I was upright and running at the finish! - holy crap, those last 3miles are probably the hardest thing I have done - physically and mentally. But I finished it and that was the goal - washed the aches and pain away with a few beers this weekend. I'm going to take a week or two off from running. Now if the weather would just improve so I could get the boat out! Just had to tell someone.