My first thought was ‘Yeah, don’t hold your breath!’
More conversation followed, and I got to know more about a whole side of the family that I barely knew existed!
“I’m the baby of seven; I have nine nieces, one nephew and eleven great nieces and nephews.”
Adding D’Kid and her 15 cousins, that’s a pretty big clan*.
After reading over the results and reports from many Kicksters who were running the Hartford Marathon and Half-Marathon, my initial reaction mellowed. I had thought, many years ago, that would be a nice place to run my first marathon, for my Grandpop and D’Girls to see me finish.
The finisher’s medal is pretty sweet:
Plus, as I said, I have online friends up there; and now, more family than ever.
I think I will be going back to Connecticut after all.
* She's my second cousin, actually, since her dad was Grandpop's brother. And there's more! A lot more!