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Neptune Festival 8K

Monday, October 01, 2012

Neptune Festival this past weekend at the oceanfront. It was supposed to be a sunny day for the race, grand parade and sand castle competition, well....Mother Nature changed her plans. Rain, rain, and more rain on race day, boo. There was no way the rain was going to stop me and Sis from a great race, just means we would run faster so we could get out of the rain, lol.


Started out with a super pace, sis wasn't "feelin" it, she hasn't run in a while so we slowed it up a bit, then speeded it back up. She got a stitch about mile 2 so I kept going. Sis said we could finish in 52:00 minutes, well me being the "realist" I had set my goal for 55 minutes or under.


I was heading down the home stretch when DH took this pic, I think I was not wanting to see the finish line clock, but to my surprise it was 53:06, woo hoo. I finished UNDER my GOAL, yeah. That was the vote of confidence I needed for this month's 6-miler - I CAN DO IT, I CAN and WILL beat the last 6-milers time. Bring on the WICKED 10K.

After race party was nice, except it's way too early in the morning for beer and pizza, lol, guess it's 5:00 somewhere for runners, it was actually 9:15. Posed with King Neptune for a picture only to discover it was really Queen Neptune.



Great race, but didn't stay for the parade, we were wet from running and it started to get a bit breezy so we headed home. Can't wait til next race, in the mean time, logging the miles training for the half-marathon, this week's long run is 7 miles, meeting the SIL for that on Saturday.

  
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SHARON10002 10/11/2012 11:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So sorry you had to run in the rain, but you did manage to finish in less than your 55 minute goal. Love the pictures!
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SUEAZZI 10/5/2012 11:26AM

    Love the pics. Super nice job on your running time. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/3/2012 5:31PM

    wonderful job you are doing it and look great run lisa run

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MZSLYDE01 10/1/2012 11:09AM

    WOOT WOOT - GREAT JOB GIRL. SO PROUD OF YA.
YOU ROCK AS USUAL.
CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THE BLACK BEAN BURGER RECIPE. LOOKS GREAT - NOT LIKE SOME OF THE OTHERS I HAVE TRIED. AM THINKING THIS ONE WILL BE THE WINNER. WILL LET YOU KNOW.
I AM GETTING NERVOUS ABOUT MY 5K THIS WEEKEND. WISH ME LUCK.
GOOD PICS. LOVE YA'S

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KAREN_NY 10/1/2012 11:07AM

    Sweeeet!! It's in rainy icky cold runs that we learn we really can run in anything, lol. Love your attitude - looks like you took the fun with you!

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RUNNER12COM 10/1/2012 10:31AM

    I'm pretty lucky in that I haven't had to run an event in the rain, yet. You folks that have totally impress me!

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SAMI199 10/1/2012 10:09AM

    You put the shine in Rain or Shine-great job!!!!!!

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BILL60 10/1/2012 9:37AM

    Way to go!! You're "Super". Keep up that focus.

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BOILHAM 10/1/2012 9:23AM

    Lisa, Too bad about the rain, but you didn't let it deter you! Great job on finishing better than your goal. You guys look great!


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ONMYMEDS 10/1/2012 9:01AM

    Nice job!! emoticon

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GINGERLY4 10/1/2012 8:58AM

    Sounds like a good time! Love the pictures!

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GROEDER 10/1/2012 8:25AM

    Great time!!!!!
It sounds like you had a good race in spite of the weather.
Good luck with your training for the next race.

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Sunrise Run

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Training long run with my SIL this past Saturday, 6 miles, it's his farthest run yet, wanted to share some pics. (Thanks GD for taking some photos of us) Stop by his page and give him a way to go (DGIBSON02).






We are half-way thru the half-marathon training, going strong.



  
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SHARON10002 9/30/2012 10:43PM

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You're doing GREAT! I am envious of people who are runners. Keep up the good work!
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JANEMARIE77 9/26/2012 1:44PM

    woo hoo you are doing it

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TESS504 9/26/2012 10:59AM

    Great Job!!! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 9/26/2012 9:36AM

    Love it - great pics.

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1HAPPYSUSAN 9/25/2012 1:49PM

    Way to go! Great accomplishment for each of you! Woot! Woot! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 9/25/2012 11:53AM

    YAY!!

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Weekend of Celebration

Monday, September 24, 2012

Great 6 mile run on Saturday with the SIL. It was the first time he has run more than 5 miles, and he did AWESOME. We are at the half-way mark of training for his first half-marathon and he is right on target. Way to go Danny.

It was my grandson's first birthday yesterday....


Cake diving....


Matching Steeler Jerseys....



Chillin on his new couch...


Looking forward to a super weather week for some great outdoor runs, woo hoo.

  
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JLITT62 9/25/2012 6:16AM

    Look at those pinchable cheeks! Glad you had a great weekend.

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2HAMSDIET 9/24/2012 9:06PM

    Isn't having a little one around grand. So glad you are getting some good runs in and before you know it your grandson will want to run with you.

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WONDERWOMAN 9/24/2012 6:20PM

    I can't believe he's one already. Such a cutie. Love the matching jerseys. Great weekend.

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JANEMARIE77 9/24/2012 3:03PM

    oh he is so cute looks like everyone had a great time

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SAMI199 9/24/2012 12:48PM

    He is Cute with a Capital C ! Happy Running! I bet there are ST points for carrying him around-lol.

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ALICIA214 9/24/2012 12:30PM

 
A very cute grandson!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 9/24/2012 12:30PM

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend to me!

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Will Someone Please Do My Workout for Me??

Thursday, September 20, 2012



No benefit for you if you don't get off your tushy and get it done. Let's get busy.

4-mile run tonight after GS first fall baseball game. Working it....are you?

  
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JIBBIE49 9/23/2012 12:49AM

    That's right.

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JANEMARIE77 9/22/2012 8:46AM

    On it 40 or so mile ride today duatholon tomorrow love the beach (Bethany DE) flat relaxing no cleaning no worries just riding and running its the good life !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend

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2HAMSDIET 9/20/2012 11:35PM

    got my steps in and pushing the number up everyday... Woo Hoo!! We are doing it!

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SHARON10002 9/20/2012 10:00PM

    Good for you! Did my exercise today.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/20/2012 9:35PM

    I worked my way right down the stairs this morning. First the flu for three days and now an achy tailbone. TGIF!

Oh! I've had a sucky week, but I'm going to get on the treadmill right now because NO ONE WILL WORKOUT FOR ME! Heck YA!

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY GIRL!


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DGIBSON02 9/20/2012 12:02PM

    u realize the game is at 8?

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NATPLUMMER 9/20/2012 10:54AM

    No running for me for at least a few more days, but hopefully this weekend.

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SUEAZZI 9/20/2012 9:42AM

    I squeezed in a 3-mile run before work this morning! emoticon
9'33 pace, 29:30 ~ not too bad considering how sore I was after boxing; shuffles are underestimated. emoticon

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BOILHAM 9/20/2012 8:52AM

    Working it here in Florida! emoticon
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What I Want the Most

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Half way thru the week my Sparkies, are you on track? So far so good here. I didn't get up like I had promised myself yesterday to get my run in, so all day I beat myself up over that and I knew I couldnt run when I got home because they were forecasting a horrible storm, tornado warning even. As soon as I walked in the door from work, I got the gear on and headed out the door, hoping to get in my scheduled 4-miler before the storms moved in. Humidity was very high so it wasn't exactly an awesome run, but I got it done, give me an "A" for effort. I was within one block from house when the bottom fell out - down came the rain. So thankful I kicked my own butt out the door, beats the alternative - the horrible, terrifying, dreaded treadmill, uggghh.

I just love this website... hasfit.com - great motivational sayings, simple and to the point.

Do you want that slice of pizza? Yes, really really bad, but..........



I want a smokin hot, physically fit body more than any slice of pizza, donut, or oreo cookie. A moment of pleasure on the lips = a lifetime on the hips.

I am going to remember to repeat this to myself, every day. Happy day to all.

  
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2HAMSDIET 9/19/2012 8:16PM

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MZSLYDE01 9/19/2012 3:15PM

    Ha Ha Ha - That's funny. I loved this. I am going over now to check out that cool site. It does fit today.


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NATPLUMMER 9/19/2012 1:46PM

    Yay for a run!

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SUEAZZI 9/19/2012 11:01AM

    Love the motto and kudos for getting your run in! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 9/19/2012 9:34AM

    amen, i ran in the rain yesterday too. loved it!!!!

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BOILHAM 9/19/2012 7:38AM

    Great job, you got it done. I like the comment about liking your body and health more than the slice of pizza! Will try to remember that one.

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CAT609 9/19/2012 7:20AM

    Awesome


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JANEMARIE77 9/19/2012 7:16AM

    post it love post it Thanks you are dioing wonderful

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