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Twin Cities Marathon

October 1, 2011 by staff 

Twin Cities MarathonTwin Cities Marathon, The next time you’re inclined to say “No can do,”I’m too busy, please see Becky Timm. She is more than busy.

“I have a full day, that’s for sure,”he said.” Every day.” Being busy, however, is not an obstacle. She keeps it in perspective.

“Where’s the time? You make time,”he said.” You do what you gotta do. Do not think you can not do something because no time. There.”

In short, Timm is a registered nurse (endocinology) at the Mayo Clinic, a pastor of Immanuel Lutheran in Wykoff (265 members) and lives on a farm in the northern outskirts of Rochester, where he raises animals (including the four horses) and grows hay, about 20 acres worth.

And oh, by the way, she is also in Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon. That also has a lot of time because you just do not step up to the starting line and run a marathon. It takes a lot of training, which results in hours. She started training for Sunday’s race more than three months, and has covered hundreds of miles since then.

“No. 1, I have two of the best jobs in the world, because nursing and share my faith are passions of mine, and everyone involved in my two papers have been very supportive,”he said.” Running lets me out a bit, to clear my mind and connect with nature. It was not always so, but it is now.”

That’s true, because in high school (1996, John Marshall, a graduate) was a sprinter on the track, running the 100, 200 and 400 relay.

And now, a marathon?

No way.

“Well, I thought the same thing,”Timm, 33, said.” I never would have imagined running a marathon at that time. Wow, I thought that 400 meters was a long way.”

She decided to train for the 2006 Twin Cities Marathon in honor of her brother Steve, who was serving in Iraq at the time.

“It was either going to run a half marathon or marathon at its base at about the same time as the Twin Cities, so I thought, I should, too. So that’s what got me started.

“Obviously, the last kilometers of the marathon that were difficult, but overall it was an incredible experience,”he said.

After high school, she took nursing at the University of Minnesota, but then transferred to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and finally began the seminar (which has four years) in St. Paul. Timm did an internship in Oklahoma and began working with the Mayo Clinic in 2005.

Five years ago, was ordained and became pastor of Immanuel Lutheran.

“I get up at five every morning, doing homework,”he said.” So it is to work in May and hopefully I am able to enter a race around noon. After work, I sometimes make home visits or hospital for members of my church, and sometimes at night we scheduled meetings. I also give a kind of confirmation.”

Thankfully, later in the night?

“When I get home, there are animals that eat, sermons and other church steps for preparing to do. But I have no TV and I managed to get everything accomplished,”he said.

“The next day I do it again.”

Timm was inspired to run marathon Sunday’s Twin Cities in May on a mission trip in Tanzania.

“I just realized that this was something I should do again,”he said.

And now it will.

“One always feels that he did not practice enough, but on the day of the race, just go out and give our best,”he said.

For various reasons, three in particular.

“My priorities are my faith, family and friends. That’s what this is all about.”

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