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The race

Saturday, September 11, 2010

If you've seen my status update, you already know that my bib number won a prize draw. I got a subscription for a fitness magazine good for this year and the next. Very cool!

I didn't finish last! In fact my time was a little bit better than in my first 5K (last year) even though this was slightly longer (in fact 5.5K) and I took some walk breaks uphill. Finished the 5.5K in 39:08 and I'm happy enough about that. I don't have any idea that I'm a fast runner, and I probably never will be, but I participate!

Everyone who finished the race got a mug with the race logo, and I'll sip my tea from that with pleasure. Perhaps I'll start collecting them.

One guy began talking with me before the race started. He told me he'd entered the 5K-walk and he looked as if he'd been through quite a few struggles in his life from drug/alcohol abuse. I congratulated him on joining this walk and as we ran into eachother again after the race I told him I was proud he'd finished this and as we shook hands we promised to meet again next time. I'll look for him.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JESPAH 10/6/2010 8:51AM

    Yanno, there's this cute guy I see when I race (er, not just Mr. J). And I say hi to him and congratulate him. And he's taken to giving me the she's-last-but-she's-running-really
-fast cheer. :-D

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/23/2010 1:06PM

    That's great!! Keep on competing.

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JUSDUCKY 9/20/2010 9:04PM


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DMPRIDER 9/14/2010 2:30PM

    Congrats on a race well run!

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SHELLPROOF 9/13/2010 3:40PM

    emoticon And most of us R just glad that we can run at all! Keep up the hard work!

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LESS_IS_MO 9/12/2010 11:03PM

Love the prizes!

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ERIN1022 9/12/2010 3:05PM

    Woohoo!! Congratulations! And I'm jealous you got a free mug; I've never got any "good" goodies at a race. :)

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JESPAH 9/12/2010 10:56AM

    We've started to get to know some of the names. I know that, for the men in their 50s, I will pretty much always hear the name Peter Kiang as one of the top finishers for the races that are run near my home.

Actually, there's a charity race today but it's already started. Will probably do it next year. :)

Congratulations, quick chick!

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250STRONG 9/12/2010 10:16AM

    Great job! Love the picture. You look very pleased. :)

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WILSOCA 9/12/2010 10:03AM

    Fabulous !!! Another great memory for you to tuck away on your healthy adventure.
The picture is great. You look wonderful and happy. What more can you ask for ?

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CRZYRUNRGRL 9/12/2010 9:18AM

    Congrats on your 5k race! Keep up the awesome job!

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ANEPANALIPTI 9/12/2010 8:00AM


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LAB-LOVER 9/12/2010 6:47AM

    Congratulations -- and way to go with the subscription! Nice way to make the glow of the race last a whole year! What's next?

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CAROLISCIOUS 9/11/2010 11:43PM

    How nice to walk away with some prizes...but the best prize is what you are doing for you...getting healthy!

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SWEETZMIX 9/11/2010 10:58PM

    emoticon Marit!

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    You are a great success. Enjoy that mug. I am filled with admiration.

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_RAMONA 9/11/2010 9:47PM

    Skinny, compassionate and participating! Tough combo to beat, Marit! Way to go! (You look wonderful!)

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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FIT_TERI 9/11/2010 7:35PM

    Way to go, Marit!! Is that picture taken after!? If so, I am jealous...I am always beet red!! Great job.

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NEVADABIGFOOT 9/11/2010 5:40PM

    Congratulations!!! You inspired your fellow racer, me and others that have read your blog. Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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NANRNCM 9/11/2010 5:34PM

    Fantastic, this is an inspiration to me, I am chicken to go in a race 'cause I am so slow.

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