Miles to Run
The Legend this weekend completed its nearly 19,000th (26.2-mile) marathon and I completed my fifth. I now have a greater appreciation than ever for just how far that distance is! The St. George, Utah, marathon is one of the most scenic races in the country because it descends through an area known as Snow Canyon. I’ve often used Snow Canyon as a backdrop for car pictures over the years, including in April 2007 when I filmed this.
Once again like clockwork the Legend got me safely to my hometown last Friday. Saturday morning, I had an insanely early wake-up call in order to be transported via bus to the start line for the race up State Route 18 north of St. George. Here I’m awaiting the 6:45 a.m. green light along with friends Deena and Tanya.
In the end aside from uncomfortably warm temperatures and a knee that wanted to give out on me, the race went well and I finished. The fatigue set in later in the evening, though, especially after I drove the Legend to Las Vegas and wandered around the Strip another couple of miles with friends. En route to Nevada, I stopped for a couple of pictures at dusk in the Virgin River Gorge at the Cedar Pockets interchange on Interstate 15.
Not too shabby for being iPhone pics!
I had the honor of meeting Andrea who submitted the Liberty Mutual “Responsibility Project” article during my visit to Vegas.
Spending about five hours in the car today to get home to the Phoenix area definitely didn’t help curb the soreness, either. I hobbled into the gas station this afternoon in Kingman, Arizona feeling like I had Jell-O for legs. And that old clutch is giving my left leg a real workout. Next service on the car is due just prior to 500k! Coming up! In the meantime, the car keeps chugging on faithfully.