Tombstone 5K & What about Lance?

Monday, October 22, 2012

My DH took this shot as I passed the finish line. I did better than my last 5K, too, :)

My sis & I at my neighborhood's 5K Tombstone Run this past weekend. My 3rd 5K...

Wow! Already wrapping up the last few weeks of October already! My sister & I ran a "Tombstone" 5K in one of the cemeteries in our area. We opted to wear costumes. There are quite a few cemeteries in our area. It was a lot of fun to see everyone's Halloween wear. I also did a bit better than my last time.

Just read the news about Lance Armstrong...I'm still on the fence about it. I do not advocate drug use whatsoever, but I'm wondering was it ever actually proved that he took the drugs or was it what people said about him? Stripping away his 7 titles is harsh, but if he actually did those things, then it is the most appropriate & fair thing to do. No one is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes & wrong choices. I could never be the athlete his is, without the drugs, so he is still a super athlete to me. He also has inspired millions battling cancer, myself included, & his mistakes won't ever change that fact. Hope he fares well & keeps his spirits up. It looks like he has a tough road ahead of him...but I believe he can pull through - he is a survivor. :)

Been keeping busy with the family this month & time is certainly flying! Signing up for the "Turkey Trot" 5K in my area for next month & I'm gearing up for my SP virtual 5K next week. Started an 8 week 10K training program this week, as well. As always, many thanks for the likes, comments & daily inspiration!!! All the best on all of your fitness goals!


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    1975 days ago
    Nice going on the 5k. Love the costume. :D

    I'm on the fence about Lance, too. The authorities should simply drug test everyone at the time of the race, not go back and investigate allegations about events long past.
    1975 days ago
    Great job on completing your 3rd race. What fun it must have been to see everyone race in costume too!

    1978 days ago
    Woo Hoo!!! Way to go!!! It sounds like it was a fun race.

    Not sure what to think about Lance, I'm not willing to jump on either band wagon. Sad either way.
    1978 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    The Lance story bothers me. The reason they took his titles is "his repeated claim he has never tested positive for a banned substance could no longer be regarded as proof of his innocence too." There's no proof. Fighting the ban is futile because it's impossible to prove a negative. He's lost money in endorsements but he isn't poor. I'm sure he'll be a success in the next phase of his life.
    1978 days ago
    Nice job!!
    1978 days ago
    emoticon Great race!! Love the costume!
    From what I read about Lance, it sounds like it's just what other people have said about him.
    1978 days ago
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