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I'm OK


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thanks everyone for your messages and prayers during this tough time. You are all such fabulous friends. Yesterday was the funeral and I kinda lost it, but today is better and hopefully every day will be a little easier. I did pull it together to deliver the family's eulogy at the meal afterwards.

I've decided not to run my half marathon tomorrow. I haven't prepared for it adequately and my heart really isn't into the racing and competition thing right now. I feel emotionally and physically spent. I don't want to drive up to the seacoast alone and put myself through that, even though the weather is supposed to be fantastic. I think there was a reason I was compelled to run the earlier HM in October... I think this is it. I am going to run tomorrow. But it will be a shorter, leisurely run.

Best of luck to 4EVERADONEGIRL, ITSHOWYOULIVE, DREAMRUNR, SLEEPYDEAN, CAROLYN1213, and everyone else doing a HM or marathon this week that I've forgotten. Rock it out, girls.
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PRINCESSNURSE 11/13/2010 1:46PM

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_AIYANNA_ 11/13/2010 1:34PM

    I am so sorry for your loss, Kristina. May you have his blessing. Take care of yourself now and there'll be plenty of races for you to enjoy in the future.

Thinking of you xxx

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ESBELL 11/13/2010 1:23PM

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TIME4AFITME 11/13/2010 1:22PM

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MAIA2011 11/13/2010 1:21PM

    I'm glad you are OK and taking care of yourself right now.

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FUNFROG79 11/13/2010 1:08PM

    Hang in there! emoticon

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EMM1116 11/13/2010 1:08PM

    I really think you made the right decision... you have to be in it heart, body and mind and all of those parts of you are on overload this week. I just went for my leisurely Saturday run and found myself thinking about you and what a hard week you've had. Keeping you in my thoughts :)

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KITHKINCAID 11/13/2010 1:03PM

    So sorry for your loss Kristina. Sending healing wishes your way - emoticon

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SLEEPYDEAN 11/13/2010 12:33PM

    Awww thank you for the well wishes. I will be thinking of you and all the other runner girls that gave me inspiration throughout my training.

I'm glad you are doing ok today and you've made the decision to stay close to home and not push yourself or add extra stress by going through with this half. Now you can set your sights on some goals for next year.

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/13/2010 12:17PM

    Take care of yourself, Kristina; that is the most important thing. I can well understand not feeling either fully prepared or having your heart into it right now. Go out and just enjoy a run tomorrow to decompress a little, no pressure, no deadlines, no goals, just fun. Hang in there; it does get better if you allow yourself to fully grieve.

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CHICAT63 11/13/2010 12:10PM

    Take care Kristina, that what's counts right now !

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 11/13/2010 12:09PM

    Take care of yourself.. and your family.. sorrow is meant to be shared with others.. like comfort.. I'm praying for you and your family during this time...

So glad you did the HM earlier.. there is always a reason why we do things.. sometimes we know the reason.. and sometimes we don't.. i learn that more and more as I age.. change one thing, change everything.. the butterfly effect..

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ANNE7X7 11/13/2010 12:00PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss!! My thoughts are witg you and your family!!!

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STORMTMB 11/13/2010 11:30AM

    You should do what feels right to you. Take care of yourself. Continuing to remember you and your family. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/13/2010 11:27AM

    It's totally understandable that you aren't feeling up to running the half marathon. Have a nice leisurely run to get your mind and body together. That should do you some good.
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MAMADELIGHT 11/13/2010 11:25AM

    hugs!!

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XHOOSIERLOSER 11/13/2010 11:24AM

    I was thinking that same thing, about your previous HM - there was a reason that came up the way it did and why you were prompted to run it. There will be others, and right now it is time to honor your feelings and your needs.

Love you!

Julie

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HEATHER_TEACHAH 11/13/2010 11:15AM

    HUGS

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