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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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