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My 5K report, thanks to JODROX (and she doesn’t even know what she did)


Saturday, December 01, 2012

Yesterday I reported on my fall Thursday night just walking out of my granddaughter’s school in the dark. I banged up my elbow and the same knee that had rehab from July-October.

I thought the fall really ended my plan for the 5K this morning – the ONE race I never miss – our town’s Christmas Classic.

I have to thank JODROX for my attitude check. A few weeks ago her status read.
“JODROX is ill prepared for today’s 5K. I won’t be breaking any records today. LOL”

I realized that she was absolutely right. It was time for me to practice what I preach.

I’m a big supporter of this race for myself, my family and our church. The local paper called us the “runningest church in town.” I have always enthusiastically encouraged people to register and maintained that it’s not how fast you run or walk. The important thing is to get out there.

It’s a killer course. . It starts with 1.25 miles downhill and we make up the elevation in the next 1/3 mile. Whew, then we’re only half done.

I felt a bit stiff when I woke up, but nothing really hurt. I ran/walked a comfortable pace and finished in 32:15 not my best, but not my worst either. It was my worst time on that course in 2008 which was the wake-up call for my weight loss journey.

I even got 2nd place in my 65-69 age group.
There were only 2 of us in that category. LOL
See, ladies – hang in there and outlast your competition.

Thank you all for your get well wishes and healing thoughts yesterday.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOLATURTLE 12/3/2012 11:47AM

    Way to go! I'm glad your knee was feeling well enough!

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KANOE10 12/3/2012 8:52AM

    Great job on running even if you were not in perfect form from your fall. Woo Hoo,.

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JODROX 12/2/2012 11:18AM

    Hey - way to go!!! I'm so glad I could be an inspiration to you! All that matters is we get out there and try and do our best. Now you've inspired me right back!!

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CELIAMINER 12/2/2012 9:03AM

    You are such a motivator! I thought of you when I went out today and decided to jog instead of walk. Thanks!

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KANDOLAKER 12/1/2012 11:09PM

    Outstanding - what determination you have. So very impressive! Congratulations to you!!

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DAISYBELL6 12/1/2012 8:48PM

    I'm very glad you were able to complete your race with your attitude adjustment. Great Job!

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CHANGINGHORSES 12/1/2012 7:43PM

    Way to go! You were a winner as soon as you got out there and did it! A winner right from the start, many others would have let that be an excuse.
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WATERMELLEN 12/1/2012 7:13PM

    What an impressive accomplishment! Good for you: love that "second in my age category" win!!

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WILSONWR 12/1/2012 6:51PM

    What a trooper! Way to tough it out and complete the 5K. Congratulations!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/1/2012 6:32PM

    OMG, OMG! I knew you'd do it!! I'm so excited!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 5:31PM

    And I hope you get better. This is a great accomplishment for you as well.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 5:31PM

    And I hope you get better. This is a great accomplishment for you as well.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 5:31PM

    And I hope you get better. This is a great accomplishment for you as well.

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ALLISON145 12/1/2012 5:07PM

    Good on you! So proud!!

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BOILHAM 12/1/2012 2:40PM

    Glad you decided to do the race and had a good time. Plus, you won a 2nd place. wink-wink. Way to be tough!

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PMRUNNER 12/1/2012 2:12PM

    Yay! Glad to hear that you felt well enough (bodily and mentally) to run!

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