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Fabulous Gift

Monday, November 11, 2013

What a treat! What a great gift!! What a wonderful surprise!!!

Yesterday my daughter came and picked up the two granddaughters as usual on Sunday evening around 6:30pm after she got off her second job as a massage therapist. We'd had a pretty good day, even with my hubby out of town and no car. There was outside activity, stories, puzzles, favorite toys, finger painting (including washing two shirts), good food (fresh apples and bananas and carrots and cheese and peanut butter and whole grain bread) and phone calls to out of town loved ones. I was feeling energetic and pretty well recovered from the half marathon run on Saturday, but I knew I had a few tight muscles still.

Around 8pm the door bell rang and there was my daughter with her massage table. It had been a year since I'd experienced her magic fingers. Oh, wow! What a great feeling. She worked on me for well over an hour. Incredibly relaxing. I thanked her, of course, but she said to be sure to thank her husband. He put the kids to bed so she'd have the time to do it.

I don't ever remember a better gift. And I'm feeling quite good this morning.

  
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SMART4ANDREY 11/12/2013 3:09PM

    I should get one of those, never had a massage in my life.

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    That was so sweet of your daughter!!
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FITCOFFEEMOM357 11/12/2013 10:35AM

    That is so nice!!!!

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That is fantastic!! Bet you will feel even better tomorrow!!

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MSLZZY 11/11/2013 11:24PM

    Wow! What a treat and a fantastic surprise!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/11/2013 9:28PM

    A good day indeed!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/11/2013 7:52PM

    What a lovely gift! I've often felt that gifts of time and talent are the best! You've been blessed!

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WATERMELLEN 11/11/2013 7:43PM

    That's wonderful -- to receive a little back for all you give!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/11/2013 5:53PM

    WOW! Great gift, great daughter!

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FROSTY99 11/11/2013 5:33PM

    How special-I know that this is a gift of love and that it was made even more special since it was a surprise. Nothing better than a good massage.

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MEXGAL1 11/11/2013 4:37PM

    Woo what a great gift. I bet it felt wonderful.
So very nice of her to treat you especially after the run.
Have a great evening Marsha.
Sallie

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SEAJESS 11/11/2013 4:20PM

    emoticon What a wonderful gift and a wonderful way for mother and daughter to connect.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/11/2013 4:18PM

    emoticon What a wonderful, thoughtful gift!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/11/2013 2:13PM

    You have a perceptive daughter and a supportive son in law! I'm glad you enjoyed your lovely gift!

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WIFE48 11/11/2013 1:56PM

    That was so wonderful of your daughter. It sounds like you ha. emoticon d a wonderful day

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JOYINKY 11/11/2013 12:59PM

    What a wonderful gifts, both the massage and the DD time! You are blessed!

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PMFISH 11/11/2013 11:52AM

    You deserved that!! I am very fortunate, my daughter tries to get me at least once a week. What a difference it makes.

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BLUENOSE63 11/11/2013 11:30AM

  You deserve a great massage!

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CELIAMINER 11/11/2013 10:25AM

    What a loving, giving daughter you have!

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WILD4STARS 11/11/2013 9:22AM

    Now that's what I call pampered!! Lucky you.

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BZJOHNSON 11/11/2013 8:54AM

    Awesome - you are gifted twice. Once with a massage and once with a thoughtful daughter.



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GOLFGMA 11/11/2013 8:43AM

    You both gave of each other and that is FAMILY! emoticon

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GABY1948 11/11/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon That was a PERFECT gift! You have a very loving family all around! God Bless!

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KELLIEBEAN 11/11/2013 8:15AM

    How wonderful!

Sounds like a great day with the grandkids!

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MAUREENIE1 11/11/2013 8:12AM

    Awww! What a thoughtful surprise! Just what you needed.
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ONEKIDSMOM 11/11/2013 7:54AM

    emoticon How lovely, and what a great gift... nothing much better than a massage!

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HARROWJET 11/11/2013 7:54AM

    That is a wonderful gift. How nice that both your daughter and son-in-law thought of doing that for you.

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(I just signed up to walk 5k in the Super Santa Run Saturday evening. I'm not ready to run yet.)

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AJB121299 11/11/2013 7:50AM

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So Glad to Be a Runner

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Want to get the feel of running a half marathon? Here is a video clip that the pace group leader for the run 30 sec/walk 30 sec got in four different locations. One non-runner took one section and her hubby ran back after finishing to get the end:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v
=10201040469239239&comment_id=53968460
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She posted the video on facebook, so hope you can access it.

Here's the race results on CoolRunning:

www.coolrunning.com/results/13/fl/No
v9_1stAnn_set1.shtml


I'm listed as the number 4 out of 15 finisher in my age group, 60-64. Interesting, although my Garmin gave my pace as 11:02, cool running has my pace as 11:12. My gun time was 2:26:47 and my chip time was 2:26:02. The winner of my age group is from my running group, is a very experienced full marathoner, and a very nice person.

Our local paper, Lakeland Ledger, published this article, "Challenging Course provides tough test." The overall winner is a wonderful young (27 year old) man who has sold me running shoes and has cheered me on. I have met the 2nd place woman finisher and I have trained with the 4th overall woman finisher. I definitely knew 50 of the 750+ finishers. Love having a half right here in my home town!

www.theledger.com/article/20131109/N
EWS/131109121/0/SEARCH


I will be re-running this half marathon in my mind for months to come! It was an awesome experience. I am so glad I am a runner!

  
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FROSTY99 11/11/2013 5:34PM

    A special race made even better since it was local and you personally know a number of the participants.

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    what a great accomplishment! So cool that you know so many of the finishers! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 11/10/2013 8:55PM

    Your joy and enthusiasm is so infectious!

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BLUENOSE63 11/10/2013 6:29PM

  Now come on....you aren't a runner....You are a Damn Good Runner! By the way, how you ever had IT band issues and what did you do other than physio to solve them? I have them now and I thought I would ask a runner.

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GABY1948 11/10/2013 5:43PM

    So excited for you! I can't even imagine what it must feel like! You inspire so many of us!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/10/2013 5:30PM

    I'm so happy for you.

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TRAVELGRRL 11/10/2013 5:01PM

    Have participated in many halfs, one full, but never run them, always walked. The racing community is such a joyous one and they DO get addictive! I love visiting different cities so I get to experience 13 miles of new turf! But running with people you know must be awesome, too!

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TAICHIDANCER 11/10/2013 4:11PM

    You inspire me.

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    I love reading your comments about your love for running. I wonder if I will be able to share similar thoughts a year from now. emoticon

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Is the first link correct? I could get on.

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PMFISH 11/10/2013 12:33PM

    Glad you enjoyed the race. You did great!

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 11/10/2013 11:52AM

    How inspiring! Congratulations! I'm running my first half next week and am so excited for the experience. Thank you for sharing!!

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STRIVER57 11/10/2013 10:47AM

    sounds truly lovely, Marsha. congratulations!

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MEXGAL1 11/10/2013 9:58AM

    So very glad you had an awesome experience!
You are wonderful!
Good job!
Have a terrific Sunday.
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CELIAMINER 11/10/2013 9:49AM

    Great for you!

Thanks for posting the link to the 30/30 group. I had been trying the Galloway run/walk method but gradually started ignoring the intervals on my Gymboss, and my total times got slower! Next time out, I want to go back to the intervals and see if my time improves.

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That is fantastic you have the health and fitness to do something you love!
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ONMYMEDS 11/10/2013 9:44AM

    Way to go Marsha!!!

I love being a runner too. I've never regretted becoming a runner, even on those cold, wet, windy, before-the-sun-comes-up days when everything aches or twinges or throbs or complains. Perhaps its because we know that we share even the misery with our fellow runners. And still come back for more.

Great job on your race.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/10/2013 9:38AM

    The official pace is based on 13.1 miles. The Garmin pace is calculated from the distance it measured, which was probably longer than 13.1 miles. Depending on how wide you take corners, how much weaving around runners you do (etc.), you almost always run farther than the official distance.

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BABYSTEPS123 11/10/2013 9:32AM

    Congratulations! As a beginning runner at age 50+, you inspire me! I just ran my 2nd 5K. Don't know where I'll go from here, but I love your title, and *hope* I can echo those words someday. (I really am glad to be doing what I'm doing, but it is still so hard!) Hooray for you!

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    Don't you love it when you know the people in the lists? Great day for you and all your friends and acquaintances in the Lakeland running community! emoticon

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Bonus Blog: The Cheering Crowds

Saturday, November 09, 2013

As we were running the inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon, some of the people whose neighborhoods we ran through really got into it. There were some great signs. My favorite, though, was the family that gave out ice cold paper towels around mile 10 to the runners. You can see it was just what I needed at the time:


Here's a picture of one of the helpful kids distributing the wipes.


Here I am really enjoying it.


Here's some cheering kids. I was very surprised how many people cheered us on. It really makes it more fun!!

  
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FITCOFFEEMOM357 11/12/2013 10:28AM

    I live it!!!!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/10/2013 9:50PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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FROSTY99 11/10/2013 6:22PM

    How thoughtful of them for having the cooling towels for the runners. I don't think it is something I would have thought of.

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BOOKAPHILE 11/10/2013 10:40AM

    You're looking really good! What a supportive community. I hope they will do it again.

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MARGARITTM 11/10/2013 8:40AM

    Crowd support really does help...... frozen paper towels Awesome idea!

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MAUREENIE1 11/10/2013 3:51AM

    I love it! Some people are just so thoughtful. Glad you enjoyed yourself. You are doing so well.
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    And you did it! I knew you could.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/9/2013 8:20PM

    It truly does make it like a giant block party, doesn't it? One family along a broad boulevard here in our town hands out tissues at about mile 4-5 of our local HM held in May. For those of us with Spring allergies... quite timely!

They also clean up when the runners discard the tissues. It's amazing when a community supports the athletics... makes you feel good all around!

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JAYDEE1211 11/9/2013 8:18PM

    How fantastically supportive. Well done on your run! Very inspirational.

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MJREIMERS 11/9/2013 8:18PM

    That's emoticon ! I have seen some support, but nothing like that! I'm thinking the Oklahoma City Half Marathon may be a bit more supportive considering why we race.

Good race and nice pictures!

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WATERMELLEN 11/9/2013 8:14PM

    Great pic of you . . . and great support has to feel so good.

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WILD4STARS 11/9/2013 8:02PM

    How awesome to have that kind of support. FUN!

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BZJOHNSON 11/9/2013 7:54PM

    Oh, yes!! I love the half marathon associated with Grandma's Marathon because the observers are so supportive.

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What a great idea!! Lovely neighborhood to run through too!
You sure look fabulous!! Couldn't tell you had just been running a long, hot race!!

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JOYINKY 11/9/2013 7:44PM

    It is great when you are in a cheering supportive community; glad you had such a wonderful day!

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PR Achieved! Preliminary Race Report

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon benefitting the InnerAct Alliance drug prevention nonprofit agency went off without a hitch!

My finishing time was 2:26 and forty something seconds. So on a hilly, humid and hotter than ideal course, I took about 11 minutes off my previous half marathon time. I beat my goal of 2:30. I'm proud and happy!

No, it wasn't good enough to place in my age group. I'd have needed to run it about 10 minutes faster for a speed award, but I'll value my pretty red finishers medal nonetheless.

I ran almost all of it in run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute. For about the first 2 miles I ran with the 2:30 pace group, but they were going too slow on the downhills for me, so I went my pace. An experienced marathoner from our group was ahead so I caught up with her for several miles. Around mile 7 I developed a stitch in my right side. I took my walk breaks with my arms in the air trying to get the oxygen all the way to the bottom of the lung. Brenda, the marathoner, suggested breathing on alternate leg beats and I tried. I slowed a bit and the stitch relaxed. I threw in 2 extra walk minutes in the hilliest areas. Then I felt fresh and raring to go until mile 11. At that point it became an effort. I'd only run that distance or more 3 times this year and much slower. So part of it was my training and fitness level, but part of it was the hot sun beating down and the increasing heat. Also, my stomach felt like I'd drunk too much water so at the water stops I started throwing it on my head and that felt great! I did make myself still sip a little.

I was really glad to finish the race. I didn't have the leg cramps I had after my first half, but my back was hurting. Perhaps I didn't run quite as upright as I need to. I found a curb in the shade and sat a while, stretching my back. After I got my medal, I went back to the finish line to cheer in others from our group, including the angel who gave me a ride this morning. She was the last one of our group to finish at 3:16. It was her first half marathon and no one stayed with her. I felt a little guilty. She was disappointed and I felt for her. She'll be running at the Women's Half Marathon 15 days from today. That course is flat and I bet she'll do better. She has a group she's running with; I'm running with ONEKIDSMOM and her cousin. It's going to be fun!

So I did it! I finished the HM in an upright position with a smile on my face and wanting to do it again. And I got my PR. Great experience right here in my home town.

I didn't get any pictures on my own camera, but many different people did get pictures of me. Will post some later, I'm sure. But here are some pictures some of my other friends posted:


Sarah and Vince. Sarah paced the 2:30 pace group.


Brenda, on the left, is the marathoner who encouraged me mile 6-7. She finished about 2:24, as did Yvonne on the right.


Runners from the Galloway group at the finish.


Beginning of the race. I'm in there not far behind the 2:30 signs, but I can't find me.


Leah paced the 2:37 group. For training, I ran with her often.

  
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RAINEMARIE214 11/13/2013 12:17PM

    woohoo! Congrats on your PR!

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    Congrats on the PR, and way to go on toughing it out in the heat. Great pictures, too.

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BLUENOSE63 11/10/2013 7:03PM

  That was a great race report! Wow your PR time was spectacular and you should be very proud of yourself.

Hope you and Barb and cousin have a great run in a couple of weeks, don't forget to report it here on SP.

Congrats!

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SMART4ANDREY 11/10/2013 12:13PM

    You're so inspiring, some day'll run too!

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FITFOODIE806 11/10/2013 8:37AM

    Congrats! What a great race report. I can feel your happiness and love of running. Hope you are still on a PR high!!

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TINAJANE76 11/10/2013 7:33AM

    Congratulations on your great run and finish, Marsha! You're a real inspiration!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/10/2013 7:17AM

    Congratulations1 Great preparation, great report and a great result!

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SEABREEZE64 11/10/2013 6:53AM

    Congratulations on the PR!!!
Do you know what pace you run when you run and what pace you walk when you walk?

I notice that after mile 10 my back sometimes hurts. My form gets sloppy when I get tired. I have to really focus on maintaining my posture when my body is tired.

I am glad you have such a strong Galloway group to run with.

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PMRUNNER 11/10/2013 5:54AM

    Woo hoo!

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    emoticon on your PR and a race well run.
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/10/2013 12:50AM

    Congratulations! Well done.
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About the back hurting -- that usually means that you aren't engaging your abs to keep your pelvis level. When the abs allow the pelvis to tilt forward, that puts an arch in the lower back, which in turn puts stress on the lower back. This isn't necessarily a strength issue. Many people (women especially) allow their pelvis to tilt forward, especially as they get tired (wearing high heels don't help in this posture habit, either).

When my back starts to tire during a long run, I focus on pulling my belly button towards my spine. That levels the pelvic girdle and aligns the trunk. I almost always feel relief in the back, even when it is tired.

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MSLZZY 11/10/2013 12:22AM

    WOOHOO!

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    WOW! Congratulations on your new PR. Way to go.

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STRIVERONE 11/9/2013 9:10PM

    Congratulations. Enjoy that PR for the next two weeks, because that's how long it's going to last.
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WATERMELLEN 11/9/2013 8:13PM

    Absolutely you deserve to be proud and happy!!

Yay you!!

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MARGARITTM 11/9/2013 7:56PM

    Nice job on the half. ..... PR beats a bit of hardware any day!!!

NOOOOOWWWWW about that next one!


Glad even more that you feel good. So you did it right.!

Next one under 2:25????

Congrats again!

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MWWENSIN 11/9/2013 7:25PM

    Great job. PRs are great. You can get a medal in the next race.

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RUN4FOOD 11/9/2013 6:37PM

    CONGRATULATIONS for a PR on a hot hilly run when you have a stitch in your side.
Hope your half in a couple of weeks goes even better.

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    I knew you could and would! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 11/9/2013 4:34PM

    Congratulations. Bask in your accomplishment for a while!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/9/2013 4:15PM

    Yay! Knew it would be a success! I find it interesting that you did your intervals throughout. That's going to be my next half marathon goal, to run consistent intervals. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

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    Nice job!! It's always fun to PR.

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MEXGAL1 11/9/2013 3:17PM

    Woo hoo for you! I am so very happy for you. You sound just great. What a wonderful accomplishment.
Have a great rest of the week end.
Sallie

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    Woohoo! Congratulations!!


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COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2013 1:42PM

    Great! I'm so happy for you. What an accomplishment.

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Congrats on your PR HM! Well done, indeed... knew you'd do it!

Fluids, stretch, and recover well... see you in a couple of weeks!

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    Congrats all around!!!

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JCKIRNER 11/9/2013 1:19PM

    Wonderful! Congrats!!

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Focus Got Blurry There For a Few Hours

Friday, November 08, 2013

I'm not repetitive, I'm focused. Watermellen said so and she's really smart! Counting down, now less than 24 hours until my half marathon.

Last night, though, I had far more excitement than I expected. I have to say my focus got kind of blurry. I hadn't slept even four hours when hubby called out. Believe it or not he fell out of bed, hitting his eyebrow on the bedframe. Blood was all over everywhere. Direct pressure. Cleaning up. What a mess! And poor hubby. We tried for 45 minutes to get the wound to quit bleeding. No luck. So I drove him to a small hospital with an ER near us (Bartow Memorial for my local teammates). They stapled him and cleaned him up a bit. Besides the nasty wound, he has a big dark black eye. He got prescriptions for antibiotics and pain. We had to drive to a different town for an all night pharmacy (CVS on S FL Ave, Lakeland for locals) and wait. He is leaving this morning to drive to Tampa and fly to Tennessee to go to the Vols football game. He has tickets on the 40 yard line and he would have to be much worse injured to consider skipping this event. He didn't get much sleep, but he says he'll sleep on the plane and the shuttle.

I didn't get near enough sleep, and I'll try to figure out a way to get some sleep before tomorrow's half. I'm thrown off my routine, but it may not matter. We'll see.

The weather report keeps changing, but 24 hours out it is predicted to be 65 degrees and 84% humidity at the start and 70 degrees and 71% humidity at my anticipated end (fingers crossed for 2:30), partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. So that may be a touch warmer and a bit more humid than ideal, but pretty good for around here at this time of year.

And even though I haven't found the camera cable, thanks to MWWENSIN I located the camera card and downloaded from there. So here's a shot of my race shirt and number:


Hubby left just a couple minutes ago. And he didn't take any pain meds so he could drive to the airport. He said it didn't really hurt anyway. Thank heavens. He looks a mess but is undaunted. Good spirit. (Edit: I just realized that hubby got really hurt falling out of bed, but hardly scratched when he fell 10 feet off a ladder holding an electric saw last week. Some irony!)

OK. Now I need to focus again. Race minus 22 and a half hours - and counting!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 11/12/2013 12:32PM

    So glad all is well after your night of emergency visits.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 11/12/2013 10:27AM

    What a night you two had.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/10/2013 9:39PM

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MAUREENIE1 11/9/2013 12:20PM

    Sounds like you have already had a marthon of a different nature! Hope you do well.
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MSLZZY 11/9/2013 7:40AM

    Quite a scare! Time for a padded bedframe. Good luck today!

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_LINDA 11/9/2013 1:48AM

    Wow! Amazing what those falls can do! So glad it wasn't much worse and he could go to his game. That is astonishing irony compared to that previous near miss!!
Absolutely, you are the most focused person I have ever met. And that is what makes you a winner! Hopefully the sleep loss won't affect you, and that maybe you can get an early night tomorrow.
You are ready for this race!
You go girl!!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/8/2013 9:40PM

    Very good!

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IAMWINNING 11/8/2013 7:23PM

    Glad your DH wasn't even more seriously injured. Wow! Bad enough that he needed staples. Good luck to you.

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WATERMELLEN 11/8/2013 7:19PM

    That wasn't in your plans, for sure . . . so glad that it wasn't worse (and yup, some irony indeed).

Now -- back to the pre-race focus!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/8/2013 7:01PM

    Breathe, rest, and tomorrow... uncoil that spring with joy and victory! I look forward to the race report! emoticon

Oh, and a emoticon for your hubby. May his team win... that always heals the guys quicker! emoticon

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COASTAL6 11/8/2013 5:12PM

    I'll be praying for you and yes get some sleep! emoticon emoticon




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FROSTY99 11/8/2013 12:46PM

    Hope you get a nap in today so you are fresh and raring to go tomorrow.
We have a friend who has fallen out of bed twice in the past year and he too got a black eye but no deep cut. Hope your DH enjoys his special weekend and no bad effects from the fall.
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Pat

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HAKAPES 11/8/2013 11:44AM

    Tell about the race when it's over!
I'm curious!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/8/2013 11:23AM

    What a night! I'm glad your DH is OK. I hope you can get some sleep to catch up today.

Watermellen IS really smart, and you ARE focused! Just enjoy your marathon. You've already done all the work of preparation.

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MNNICE 11/8/2013 11:05AM

    You were probably running that HM in your dreams and kicked him right out of bed for getting in front of you! emoticon Seriously, hope he will be okay and not have any lasting effects from the fall. Best of luck - I so admire you distance runners!

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NEW-CAZ 11/8/2013 10:52AM

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DIANNEMT 11/8/2013 10:45AM

    So glad hubby is okay and he'll enjoy the game. Hope YOU get a little extra sleep!! Save some adrenalin for the race!!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/8/2013 10:32AM

    we're with you in spirit. Have a great race, 3847

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WORKNPROGRESS49 11/8/2013 10:25AM

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THEVOW2013 11/8/2013 10:03AM

    Please be safe and I happy you are focused.
Get your husband to have a physical done and let his doctor know about all the falls...

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NATPLUMMER 11/8/2013 9:51AM

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GABY1948 11/8/2013 9:35AM

    emoticon It's COMING FAST! I am EXCITED FOR you!

I pray hubby doesn't have any lasting effects from here on! Can't wait for tomorrow! And Watermellon is right! Focused.

emoticon and prayers with you!

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TORTISE110 11/8/2013 9:28AM

    You will be back on track soon; so glad your DH is okay!

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JOYINKY 11/8/2013 9:24AM

    Man! Life is what happens when you're making other plans! You definitely ARE focused! Glad Hubby is OK. Have a great run tomorrow! emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 11/8/2013 9:03AM

    Positive thoughts and promise of great results. Enjoy the journey

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/8/2013 8:56AM

    You can do this! Love your wallpaper!!!!!!

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HARROWJET 11/8/2013 8:46AM

    and the countdown is on. emoticon

Sorry about your husband. It is good that his fall was not more serious.

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WALLINMW 11/8/2013 8:31AM

  Stay motivated!

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