I did it! Little did I know when I first came up with running 12 marathons in 12 states in 2012 blindfolded how difficult it would be. It sounded hard and doing it was so much harder than I ever thought it would be.
My final race here in Vegas (I’m still here) was on Saturday, December 2, 2012. It didn’t start until 3:00 pm. The sunset was set for about 4:30 pm. It had been overcast much of the weekend so I figured I could take the blindfold off early. I ended up taking the blindfold off about mile 7.5. I ran the rest of the way with my guide close by but without much contact with him. It was tricky and dangerous at times. I bumped and ran into several different people through the race and to them I apologize, except for the jerk that ran across the course. What were u thinking pal?
I tripped over a couple of curbs but I never fell. Didn’t get hurt either. I’m a little sore right now but I have felt far far worse.
It was maybe my windiest race of the year. The temperatures were great but running into the wind felt futile.
But I did it. And I ended it with my best time of the year. 4:55:20. I credit a flat course and only one pee break and no minimum blindfold for it.
My brother and his fiancée held a fundraiser in Long Island the same day as my race. Because of that fundraiser we are over the $100,000 mark. I’m still looking to get to $144,000 by January 1st so please keep giving. I think we can get really close.
All your help and support means so much to me and my family. I appreciate everybody’s help. Thank you.
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