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What an Awesome 5K - 10/4/14!!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

It was a rainy, wet, raw day. We checked the web site and it read "Rain or shine". "You know what that means!" hubby said. "Let's do this!!!" UGHHH!!! I said... We all jumped in the car and off we went. Justin decided last minute to join us since he did not have a race with the High School Cross Country team.

The course became official so it meant it was a little longer than usual. Double UGHH!! Well, the gun fired and everyone took off!! I kept a good pace and pushed thru. When I hit the half-way point I did not hear voices behind me anymore. I just kept going. I started to pass the first racers giving me the thumbs up and high fives. It made me feel great and happy to keep going. When I got to the last turn the sky opened and down came the rain. I just smiled and heard Justin telling me to keep going. He was jogging next to me. The next thing I heard was the police man asking me if I was the last racer. I looked at the finish line and mumbled back I don't know. With that Justin said softly why don't you drive in your car and find out for yourself?? I just kept focused and before I realized it my Hubby showed up and yelled I had a great time and to push the last 100 yards. I looked at the clock and jogged with all my might in. I crossed at 54:01 which made my day. We all hugged and everyone under the tent clapped.

I stood in the Borough Hall all happy. I did what I set out to do - better my time on a longer course. The awards were being given out and I stood there still smiling!!! Justin's name was called for 1st place in his age group, Danny was called up for 1st place in his age group; and then the women age group 50-59 - third place is - YES - YOURS TRULY!! I was in complete disbelief and shock. I got up with everyone telling me to get up there and get my medal. The men age group 50-59 - Yup you guessed it Hubby got a silver. We all jogged to the car in the rain all happy.

I think back on how my journey started with baby steps. I would walk to the mailbox. Then after time I would walk to Pre-School with Danny. Then I would progress to walking around the block. Baby steps leading to jogging/walking hills now of up to 4-6 miles every other day. I always write this and I am a firm believer, if I can do this - So can you!!!

When we got home Justin worked the timer on his cell phone and we posed for this picture. This says it all!!!

Hugs,

Moni


  
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MUMMY22BOYS 10/9/2014 11:39PM

    Wow Moni way to go!!! That's awesome!!!

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CBRINKLEY401 10/6/2014 10:00PM

    That is fantastic!! You did great! So glad the whole family was in on it.
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TWESTEN1 10/6/2014 9:55PM

    Sweetie, that was an amazing blog! I am so proud of you - wow!!! Great, great job :)

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TROOPER1961 10/6/2014 7:15PM

    GF you are amazing!! What a family you have. So proud of you!! emoticon emoticon

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Another 5K on Saturday - Oct. 4th

Thursday, October 02, 2014

We have another 5K coming up on Saturday. Hubby and I agreed this will be our last road race for this year. I have been pushing it harder with these hills around the area. I am also on longer walks for a better work-out. I am ready so I will see how well I do. I love power walking all these hills. Staying active today is key for m mentally and physically.

I also made it a point to never be out in the dark again. The other night around 7ish I had a scare with a driver coming straight for me with his four ways on. He had an emergency and needed my help. Since I am a caring person I stopped. He proceeded to tell me he needed a computer and a printer to print from his disk a paper. I told him a computer store is down the road. He kept telling me it was an emergency. I took my trusty pocket light and flashed his face and told him I could not help him and took off. I kept looking back to make sure he was gone. In the morning it did not feel right so I called the police just to alert them. I thought what if an unsuspecting girl said OK I have a printer and I can help you. You never know in this crazy world we live in!!!

Have a great night and stay safe my Sparkbuddies!!

Hugs,

  
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KATELJM 10/4/2014 5:28PM

    Hope you had a successful 5K run!

I have never heard anyone declare it was an emergency to find a computer and a printer. He probably would have downloaded everything off your computer, had you been so kind (gullible).

Aren't you glad you can run!

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PRUPLEBEAR 10/4/2014 1:25PM

    Hugs! Hope to day is a great run

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LIZLOVEROSES 10/3/2014 11:53PM

    good luck on your 5k tomorrow

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YELLOW09RED 10/3/2014 1:16PM

    Sorry that you had a scary evening. Hugs
Have a great time tomorrow.
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KELLIEBEAN 10/3/2014 8:02AM

    Oh man! That is scary. I'm glad you are safe! yeah my fall and winter workouts stay indoors in the evening. I'm a huge chicken!

Good luck tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing about it.

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GABIBEAR 10/3/2014 12:47AM

    I'm glad you listened to your gut too! Too many crazies out there. I wouldn't be out too late or in the dark - especially by myself. I'm glad you called the police to alert them! There are soooo many scams going around - it is downright scary!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/2/2014 8:18PM

    Glad you listened to your gut - it really is always right.

Enjoy your race.

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LINDA! 10/2/2014 6:35PM

    That is a scary scenario. I am so happy that you got away. What a dangerous world. Hope that you and hubby have a good race.

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MADAMES 10/2/2014 5:31PM

    I too had what might have been a close call two weeks ago. I was walking a popular bike and hiking trail with my two granddaughters in broad daylight. We stopped to rest on a bench, and a man stood up in the woods about 10 feet away from us and shouted "Hey!" We took off running up the hill at full speed....my granddaughters told me they had never seen me run so fast. He might have been a nice homeless man living in the woods near a bench, but we weren't going to take any chances finding out. I called the police as a non-emergency call just so they could check it out.

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MCLYMORE 10/2/2014 5:10PM

    You are so right; be careful and good luck on the 5K Saturday!

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Latest 5K Finish!!

Friday, September 26, 2014


Here is my finish.

Enjoy,
Moni

  
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KELLIEBEAN 9/27/2014 6:41AM

    WOW! I got a little teary. I'm so proud of you. Congratulations!

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LISACHOSECHANGE 9/26/2014 11:21PM

    woohoo look at you go

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/26/2014 5:24PM

    Good Job !!
Thanks for sharing.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/26/2014 2:47PM

    Thanks for sharing this!! You did great!!

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TWESTEN1 9/26/2014 1:54PM

    That was fantastic!!! So proud of you :) What an accomplishment!

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STILLMENEWBODY 9/26/2014 1:26PM

    I am serious....tears filled my eyes as I saw you coming and hearing everybody cheer you on. The smile on your face was amazing. Thank you for sharing such a rewarding moment with you! CONGRATULATIONS MONI!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Wow, that is awesome! Congrats, Moni! emoticon emoticon

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TROOPER1961 9/26/2014 12:36PM

    I am so proud of you GF! Congrats to completing 5K and 1stvblog! You look amazing!!
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I am getting by......

Friday, August 29, 2014

It has been hard the last couple of days. We dropped off our first born at college on Tuesday. What a change in our family dynamic. It is so hard to let go and carry on. Sometimes I feel like I am in this fog. At times I am totally out of it. Today Danny finally called. The first thing out of his mouth was. Hello Mom how are you?? I said I am doing OK. How are you?? With that he said he missed me so much and that he was so homesick. I said this huge awwwww and then I said I missed him a lot too. I told him in time it will get better. It has to. I guess time will heal all. I hope it does because right now it just plain suxs... I feel lost without him here. I hope he adjusts to campus life well and all goes smoothly for him. I know for me I will get thru this.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Here we are at Danny's orientation in college.



Hugs to all and take care..

  
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ALICIA363 8/31/2014 12:30PM

    I'm falling apart just 'cause it's DD's senior year in high school. Can't imagine your heartache. Hang in there!

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TWESTEN1 8/30/2014 12:16PM

    I think that must be the hardest thing ever... when the kids start to leave :( Mine are 14 and 16 so I have few more years with them. Sorry it's so hard ~ it's kind of nice that he's homesick too... nice that he's missing you!!! That means you're a great mom and are loved.

Hang in there!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/30/2014 11:33AM

    My oldest just graduated her university and my middle one ready to go....sighs..I have my "baby" for two more years after that before I'm a empty nester...I hear it gets easier but you are right...it's a BIG change. emoticon

I guess we are one of the lucky ones. There are families where they can't wait to get rid of their kids and their kids can't wait to go! LOL

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KELLIEBEAN 8/30/2014 11:07AM

    I remember, like it was yesterday, how it felt dropping my daughter off 11 years ago.

It will get a little easier. I'm with you!

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/30/2014 7:45AM

    Aww hugs to you guys

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Have a Great Weekend!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

I love ice-skating. Here is an amazing commercial somebody just shared with me. Check it out!! Nothing more romantic than a good ice-skating routine with cars on ice?? Now I made you curious. Check it out!!

We are having a little get together for the end of Summer celebration. Time to celebrate Justin and Danny's Graduation, Danny's 18th Birthday and my 50th. Can't wait to have some FUN!!

Make it a great day and weekend!!

Hugs,


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MUMMY22BOYS 8/24/2014 12:14AM

    Hope you're having a great time!!

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