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My First Race

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I am not a racer. I am starting to run ....for fun and weight loss. I walked a 5k a year ago in 48 min really hustling! I have recently started running 3 x a week with the help of a running coach to help me prevent the ITB (Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome) that stopped me running a year ago. I love my running and I haven't been having any pain in the 6 weeks the running coach has been helping me. I have a friend who has pancreatic cancer. A brave strong woman who is using her time left by enjoying every bit of life she can. She climbed a 14 thousand foot mountain after training all summer. She ran on the treadmill while she was training for this hike and started enjoying running. When she found out I was running she was really excited and asked me to do a small race with her. How could I say no? So yesterday we ran the Longmont Turkey Trot 2 mile fun run. She had never run outside, so we ran the course together ahead of the race and found we could both run the race with her finishing several minutes ahead of me. Woo Hoo! We were good to go.

So Saturday we did it!

Start of race

Becky and I running together for a short period.

Becky Finishing

Me finishing

A job well done and a lot of fun!

I finished the 2 miles in 27 min 52 seconds. 4th place in my 7 women age group!

We are now looking at the Rudolph Dash 5K on Dec 1st. Maybe I am a racer!

Life is good.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDY_54 11/27/2012 11:45AM

    This is emoticon ! Id say you're a racer, for sure! Congrats on the run and on future runs as well. You go girl! emoticon

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KANDOLAKER 11/27/2012 8:47AM

    Yahoo - you are a racer!! Best wishes to Becky for enjoying every second and every minute! Congratulations to you both!

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BOILHAM 11/26/2012 9:20PM

Great job!

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WONDERWOMAN 11/26/2012 8:55PM

    Ummmm. Guess what? You ARE a racer! emoticon

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PMRUNNER 11/26/2012 6:46PM

    Awesome! Good luck in your next race!

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AELARLEE1 11/26/2012 4:43PM

    Ditto what CARLANNIE (Barb) said!!!! You rock my dear, totally rock!! I am even more inspired in my running after this!!! Wish I had responded sooner but celebrating with you!

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 11/24/2012 10:29PM

    emoticon .... emoticon

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CARLANNIE 11/12/2012 7:31AM

    To My Racer Friend DaisyBell: This is a pretty darn uplifting post! Congrats to you, and tell your friend we are behind her all the way. She does not deserve that cancer. Have fun on the Rudolph Dash.

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GREENGENES 11/11/2012 8:08PM

    Way to go!

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JOYINKY 11/11/2012 6:09PM

    Congratulations to you both! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/11/2012 4:54PM

    Congratulations to both of you! Well done!

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MIRAGE727 11/11/2012 4:45PM

    Congratulations and welcome to the dark side!
Embrace the run addiction and become even more healthier! All the best on all your future runs!

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LINDAKAY228 11/11/2012 4:04PM

    So awesome that both of you got to do your first race and got to do it together! You both look so happy!

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KOFFEENUT 11/11/2012 2:06PM

    Way to go - BOTH of you!

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JERIBERI1 11/11/2012 11:46AM

    emoticon That's awesome!

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NEWMOM20121 11/11/2012 11:38AM

    Good for you. Keep it up

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 11/11/2012 11:16AM

    That is so awesome!! Keep it up!!

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ALICIAYOUNG1127 11/11/2012 11:11AM

    awesome!!! ride the wave of success!

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