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Run Into the New Year 10K

Monday, December 31, 2012

Short version of race report: It was COLD! And I finished!

This race was the third in the six-part Winter Run Series in metro Milwaukee. The RINY was held at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Whew, it was cold and windy: 25 degrees with winds up to 15 mph. Not sure if I'd run it again just because of the windy cold.

I finished fine - not as fast as I could've done. DH - my main running partner - was home sick. DD was with me - she hasn't been training consistently. While I kept cutting the walk intervals short - the program was set for 3.5 min run, then 1.5 walk - because I felt so good, DD eventually asked to walk the whole 1.5 minutes. I honored that because she came out with me when I wanted support, plus she just lost a friend - y'all may have heard about the police officer in SE WI murdered while on duty by her own husband. It's been a very rough time of late, for a number of reasons. I have three more races to try to met my goal of finishing under an hour. And being there for loved ones is just plain more important.

I met my goal earlier in the week of exercising for 2,012 miles in 2012. I'm finishing the year with 2026 exercise miles. It has been a good year running-wise - and next year looks good as well. :)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PORGY_58 1/2/2013 5:29PM

    Way to go on the finish ... and I am so proud of you. And, I am proud of DD as well. You are a wonderful Mom ... and in the end, you both ended up supporting each other.

I know she appreciated your being there for her ... just as I know that she was proud of you for being able to do something many people only "talk" about doing.

Love you Mary ... and hope DH is feeling better!

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STEPHLOKI 1/2/2013 10:46AM

    Sorry to hear about your DD's friend. Sounds like a very tragic story.

But the better that she went with you. Congratulations for finishing. Sounds like terrible conditions to run in.

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JUNEPA 1/1/2013 7:57PM

    So awesome your DD raced as well, and sorry your DH wasn't able to. I love it when my family races too, for sure family trumps race pace !!

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BECCA315 1/1/2013 12:01PM


Glad you got out, even with the horrid weather.


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JESSIKA_56 1/1/2013 9:22AM

    Great job! So glad you get to exercise with your husband and daughter!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/1/2013 7:55AM

    Awesome, Mary! And how great that your DD came along. I have no doubt you will meet your time goal very soon.
Happy New Year! emoticon

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SEABREEZE65 1/1/2013 7:23AM

    Family trumps pace! Always!!

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PAMAPPLE 12/31/2012 11:48PM

    So glad to hear that your DD ran with you in honor of her deceased friend... no matter what the time. Great job with exceeding your goal of 2012 miles!! You go!! emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 12/31/2012 10:43PM

    Catherine - I was borderline overdressed: wicking undershirt, turtleneck, sweatshirt, all topped with my SS "SunnySideUp" race shirt. Plus running tights, headband, scarf and mittens. Scarf was unnecessary. Mittens were taken off periodically. I thought I was going to have to push up the sleeves at times, then we'd come around a building or the racetrack and be in the wind again. I definitely appeared to have more layers on than most people. Haven't found (or looked hard) for a running jacket for the wind, warmth and reflectivity.

Comment edited on: 12/31/2012 10:44:28 PM

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MIRAGE727 12/31/2012 10:34PM

    You did it! And as Catherine mentioned, being with your daughter was prime. Happy New Year!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/31/2012 10:11PM

    Congratulations on your race and on your supporting your daughter -- way more important than a race time, for sure! I'm sorry to hear about her loss.

Wind does make a race / run much tougher. How did you dress?

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