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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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