Scott Rubush is a recovering journalist living in West Chester, PA. He is a native of York, PA, and grew up in Cary, NC. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott has an extensive background in writing and politics. He is Publisher Emeritus of Carolina Review, and a former associate editor of the Los Angeles-based website FrontPageMagazine.com. He currently works as a grant-writer for an educational foundation in Wilmington, Del.
This is my first day posting since completing the Marine Corps Marathon nearly two weeks ago. Just wanted to update those of you I haven't told yet that the experience was incredible. I finished the race with a "chip" time (ie, time from the start line to the finish line) of 3:59.06--just a hair under my goal of four hours. Boo yeah!
After months of training, the race itself was actually a lot of fun. In fact, with all the music and cheering crowds along the course, it was almost like a party--a party, that is, with a very very painful hangover beginning around the 22nd mile!
Pictures of me running, along with my pace and finishing times, are available at the race website by typing in my name or my bib number, 21237.
Thanks once again to everyone who supported my efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in conjuction with the training. My St. Jude teammates and I managed to raise just north of $350,000 to treat young children with life-threatening diseases. Those dollars you guys contributed are going to save the priceless lives of several young boys and girls, and I'm so grateful to everyone who supported the effort.
You shouldn't need a signpost to Charles Krauthammer's latest column, but his piece today is unusually good--and it even casts Sen. Johnny Edwards (D-New South) in a positive light (from a conservative angle, of course!).
Scott 6:57 PM [+] ::
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