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Another 26.2 mile journey


Monday, December 17, 2012

My 26 mile training run turned into a 26.2 with bling! When I was told Mount Dora has hills I said "They are not that bad". I was wrong. The "mount" is short for mountain! Hills, heat, humidity was conquered yesterday, December 16, 2012.

Not sure I'll attempt this next year because there is no trail along water so we run on street, many times on that narrow bike path, no sidewalks for the most part, cars riding fast just inches from you, poor course support, many volunteers were manning areas by themselves and many of those were on their cell phones, ran out of finish line water, cotton T-shirt instead of tech shirt - but it was their inaugural if that helps.

Pros were close to home so only one trip to the race was needed. There was no expo, nicer medal than I expected, no cut-off time even after the course closed.



Now I'm a multimarathoner!

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STRINGS58 12/31/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon Well Done!

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ACHOCOLATEWOMAN 12/20/2012 8:18PM

    Keep doing the doggone thing.

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TIAGAYEPFA 12/18/2012 4:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 12/18/2012 12:31PM

    WHOHOOO!!! Congratulations!

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JACKIE542 12/18/2012 9:32AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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LIZRUNS22 12/18/2012 9:08AM

   
Multi-Marathoner..I got chills reading that. Wow, congrats! It is a special thing to complete a marathon in your life. It take an extra something to repeat it. emoticon

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BILL60 12/18/2012 8:36AM

    Congratulations for your very impressive accomplishment. Keep it up!!

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JSTETSER 12/18/2012 6:47AM

    Go girl, go!
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RESTORED_ME 12/18/2012 12:26AM

    Way to go!!! Run, Black girl, run!

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GYMRAT_AT44 12/17/2012 5:48PM

    Congrats...

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BABY_GIRL69 12/17/2012 5:24PM

    Way to go!!! So inspirational!!

God bless & continued success!

Dee

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DAPHNE_RUNS 12/17/2012 5:22PM

    Congrats on your race! There are always kinks to be worked out of inaugural races, but the plus is that you got another medal (nice bling). I applaud you on your finish. 26.2 is a lot of miles.....with training it is definitely doable. Again congrats!

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CRISSA1669 12/17/2012 4:37PM

    AWESOME Paula!!! In spite of the "not so great" things...I'd have to say that the very BEST thing was that YOU DID IT!!! I think that is so cool...a half is the most I've ever done and I can honestly say..I have ZIP interest in running 26.2 miles!! LOL...but people keep telling me I'll change my mind........so I'll keep an open mind..but between you and me and the walls...I'll keep getting exciting about OTHER PEOPLE's awesome marathon victories!! Well done!!

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