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I can't believe it's the last race of the year

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The final race of 2012... bittersweet. It wasn't the most organized race, but it was for a good cause. The cause was in support of rescue greyhound dogs. They told us at the start that they didn't get the medals in time, and they had to use left over medals from 2 years ago.. but if we wanted the proper ones we would have to put our names down for new ones.. Yes of course I want the correct medal, thank you!!!!!
The weather was perfect, the route was along the river, the trees were all beautiful in fall colors, it looked so amazing, that part was great. It was wonderful to be able to run with my husband to celebrate our anniversary! They only had 3 water stations for the whole course, thank goodness we had our water belts! But still could have used more. My poor husband was battling a cold for the last few weeks which then turned into bronchitis, so I could hear him hacking and coughing up phlem, several times he urged me to just go and take off, but I wasn't there to run my all time personal best, it was a run to do something we enjoyed, to run for our anniversary... so by his side I stayed... we even took walking breaks which NEVER happens when we run.... oh and of course my watch didn't charge properly so it died, I had no clue what pace we were running at or how long we taking, my guess was 2:11-2:18, but I didn't care... just kept following Eddie's lead, I felt so bad for him, he said he couldn't breathe. I was looking forward to the chocolate milk at the finish line........ We grabbed hands and cross the finish line, I was surprised we finished at 2:06! So I am very proud of that time, my hubby did great considering how he was feeling, and it wasn't about the end time.... AND at the finish line there was no chocolate milk :( They had the finish line at a local landmark diner and provided pop, fries and a burger or hot dog.

This has been a fantastic year of half marathons, being able to run with my husband, together we became half fanatics, achieved personal bests, and have met a lot of nice runners during this time. We ran 7 this year... and I have now completed 15!!! As I write this I am enjoying my post race chocolate milk... and am ready for the rest of the day and weekend with my family!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WONDERWOMAN 10/3/2012 9:30AM

    Way to go! Now time to start planning next year's race calendar. ;)

What strange post-race food. I think that would just turn my stomach.

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    What a great way to celebrate your anniversary!

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RUNNER12COM 9/30/2012 2:16PM

    I'm so proud of you both. And what a great finish, especially with your need to slow down a bit and walk during the race.

Congrats! You both deserve it!

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/30/2012 12:53PM

    what an emoticon year of running emoticon emoticon

How great that you have discovered something you love together and can share this together!

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KIPPER15 9/30/2012 10:15AM

    Well done you two. Congrats. Happy anniversary. emoticon emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 9/30/2012 7:23AM

    The togetherness and love you guys share is inspiring. I love reading about your races together!

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MARITIMER3 9/30/2012 5:30AM

    I love reading about your runs together and especially the way you support each other.

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JENNNY135 9/29/2012 8:04PM

    You two are an inspiration, great job both of you. Enjoy the anniversary.

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MELROSE13 9/29/2012 7:37PM

    Well done for you both! Great thing to be addicted too :) emoticon

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COOP9002 9/29/2012 6:24PM

    Nice job on your race. Great time as well!

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LINDAKAY228 9/29/2012 5:43PM

    What a great way to celebrate you anniversary! Hope he feels better soon as I have been battling the same thing. Here I'm just starting to get ready to run because we have a lot of races in New Mexico during the fall and winter months. I can't run in the heat so I'm just getting geared up. Of course you want the right bling!

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GRANDMAPATTYV 9/29/2012 5:32PM


Brenda - I am so impressed with you and Eddie..... What a great way to celebrate you love and marriage!!!! I have a feeling the there will be more than 7 races next year!!

Are you two signed up for the Fargo half next May???



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TWINZMOM7 9/29/2012 5:27PM

  You guys are amazing! My race is in 2 weeks, only my second half but I'm pumped! Congratulations!

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READINGACE 9/29/2012 5:21PM

    Chocolate milk is my favorite recovery drink, too. Congrats on a great last race of the season. I hope you both rest up before tackling your marathon training.

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DIANNEMT 9/29/2012 3:36PM

    What a great (and crazy) way to celebrate an anniversary!

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MARATHONDAD 9/29/2012 3:13PM

    thank you so much for helping me through the end of our race might not have finished without you!!!!

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