Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Healthy Writer’s Club: Southern Illinois Spring Classic

Today I ran the Southern Illinois Spring Classic Half Marathon. It is a small race that runs in the country from Lawrenceville, Illinois to the edge of Bridgeport, Illinois. 78 runners finished the half marathon portion of the race. It was a good race and I had a good time running it even though I was not properly prepared for it. I was in training for my full-time job the week before the race and I had not eaten right and not gotten enough sleep. I still managed to finish the race in 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Immediately before the race
Close to 3 miles into the race
Close to 9 miles into the race
Less than a half mile to go!

The end
What did you do this weekend?


  1. I did my Long run. No snow down your way?

    1. It snowed a little bit today, but the temperature was above freezing so it just melted off.
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