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Beach to Beacon 10k

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Probably the most prestigious race in Maine - the race director is Joan Benoit Samuelson.

There are many elites that come an run the race and it is quite the event: Meb, Flanagan etc...

There race is in Cape Elizabeth Maine and ends at the iconic Portland Headlight.

After my injury I have had many races come and go without me - and I have paid my registrations and not been able to run. Expensive and frustrating. This one I knew I am on the mend but it would not be a PR,,,,I almost didn't run this one either ...........wishing to run under an anonymous name.
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I swallowed my pride and ran it , Glad I did - I made it without pain and without walking. All Good things.... by far not my best but still respectable.

C U at the next one ----now about those times!!!!!!

  
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ONMYMEDS 8/19/2014 5:04PM

    Well done, Margaritt!!

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BOILHAM 8/8/2014 6:38PM

    Congrats, you did a great job. emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/7/2014 11:10AM

    Congratulations at being still "in the race."
I just saw your picture of the Brian Boru 5K. After our trip to Ireland, I now know exactly who he was. Travel is broadening.

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FRABBIT 8/6/2014 3:13PM

  Congrats on getting out there! Way to go!


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MBTEPP 8/6/2014 12:15PM

    I bet it feels great to be in the pack of runners again! emoticon on an emoticon race!

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MAINEALI 8/6/2014 12:12PM

    Congratulations! I live here in Maine and thought of you as I watched the news reports about the Beach to Beacon. Good Job!

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Peaks Island 5 Miler

Monday, July 28, 2014

It wasn't pretty and no PR for sure.

What a beautiful race though. Gorgeous day on Saturday and we brought our bikes with us on the ferry.

Ferry ride from Portland to Peaks complete with seal sightings!

We got our bibs - 4 of us running and my son as spectator. and our shirts and were ready to race @ 10:30 ...Hot and hilly !!!!1 Fabulous views of the rocky coastline in Maine. - complete with lighthouses (of course IT'S Maine!)........The scent of the wild roses and the clean ocean air ...fabulous!

The best part - MY injury did not hurt and I did not walk once! Of course I was Adviled and taped and iced before the race.. but I was SOOOO sick of having signed up for races and not running them!

Even though my time was NOT even close to anything I would be pleased with I managed to get 3rd in my age group. but the real prize is I am back running; the times will get better with proper training!

  
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TERI-RIFIC 8/1/2014 7:25AM

    Why do I always think islands will be flat? When I read Peak's Island I thought cool - then I read hot and hilly - not so much. Off the list.

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LEWILL1982 7/31/2014 1:34PM

    I just saw this post. Congrats, glad you are feeling better. Not every race has to be a PR, we were talking about this morning after our run. Sometimes the victory is getting out there. There are races for fun and there are races that have goals attached. Good job! :-)

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CHANGINGHORSES 7/30/2014 8:17PM

    That is super news! Way to go! It really stinks when you want to run so bad and can't. Happy for you!

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KAYLEESMEME 7/28/2014 8:54PM

    Congratulations!!!

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MUFFIY831 7/28/2014 4:14PM

    3rd in your age group is awesome! Congratulations!

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COOP9002 7/28/2014 1:18PM

    Great job on your race, and glad that it turned out to be a positive experience.

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MAINEALI 7/28/2014 12:14PM

    Congratulations on running the race!

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anyone still in?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I am over 14,00 exercise minutes - on taget for 24,000 for the year

miles a little behind because of injury but still aiming for over 1,000 this year. Iam over half way there

  
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CHANGINGHORSES 7/30/2014 8:18PM

    Wow that is awesome! Keep up the great job!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 7/23/2014 9:34AM

    Hooray!! Keep rockin it

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JAROL7 7/23/2014 9:31AM

    Good job!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/23/2014 9:31AM

    I'm getting the minutes but not the miles. I'm now water jogging - no sense of equivalent distance, LOL.

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ONMYMEDS 7/23/2014 9:21AM

    I'm at 754 miles so far. With 2 more HM's scheduled and appropriate training for each, I think I'll easily make my 1,000 miles.

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LEWILL1982 7/23/2014 9:10AM

    I am!

I set a goal for 950 miles, because I wasn't sure about factors such as weather, injury, timing, etc. I'm at 778. I think I'll surpass that this year! I also didn't anticipate signing up for a marathon and training for that this year, either.

Good job on your mileage and minutes, that's awesome! Glad you are feeling better.

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Celebrate the 4th

Friday, July 04, 2014

Is anyone else sick of being told how we should or should NOT celebrate our freedom?

Of course not to interfere with anyone else's freedom ...... but celebrate your way!

Enjoy!

  
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RIDLEYRIDER 7/4/2014 7:26AM

  I always celebrate the way I want. That is what freedom is all about. emoticon

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1st attempt at running since the brace has come off

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A big whopper of 2 miles and EVERYTHING hurt - except the knee!!!! so yay!

  
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LEWILL1982 7/9/2014 8:48AM

    Awesome, way to start building back up!

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UMBILICAL 7/3/2014 1:43PM

  Woohooo!

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