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Imagine me running toward you in this shirt.

Thursday, March 07, 2013



Wouldn’t you think I’m one tough Grandma?

No, I haven’t suddenly started to run “ultra” races. This is the program I described at the beginning of the year designed to get people moving during the winter months.

If you were running behind me you would understand the entire concept.



When I went to the kick-off event I was pleased to see hundreds of people of all ages and at various levels of fitness. We indicated our predicted mileage on our registration form. For me it was 300 miles of combined running and walking.

Throughout the 100 days there are group events scheduled, mostly non competitive, just to encourage us to stay motivated. They send weekly emails to award random door prizes and our results are all self reported. There is no overall winner.

The Parks and Recreation Department organized this with sponsorship from local businesses. Our Fleet Feet Running Store holds many different training sessions too.

Awhile ago I wrote about a “Predict your Time” race where anyone could win regardless of speed. It’s being run by a local HS to benefit their running program and get people of all run/walk speeds involved.

Unfortunately, being sick all week has squashed my plans to run this race and my mileage chart shows ZERO to be counted toward my planned 300 miles.

Still, I’m so pleased about these efforts in our community and I really like my shirt. It’s a visual reminder to get back on track, even if it’s just slowly and steadily.
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RACEWELLWON 3/8/2013 10:30AM

    Grandma's Rule - I think you will look terrific in that T-shirt - what a great event emoticon

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SHANECODER 3/7/2013 11:39PM

    Both of those events sound AWESOME! I'd definitely try to sign up for the one where you predict your speed. It'd be fun to predict a speed a bit faster than usual. What great motivation to keep pushing in a race.

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DRB13_1 3/7/2013 11:12PM

    absolutely wonderful!
100 days of community support - good habits will be made
feel better and keep on stepping

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WILSONWR 3/7/2013 9:05PM

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you will get back on track! Glad you're feeling better! Great T-Shirt, by the way.

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JESSICABOOTY 3/7/2013 7:46PM

    Fantastic. I'm rooting for you....go girl go.
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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/7/2013 4:27PM

    Even if you don't make the goal you set out for yourself, you've made a goal to move and you can finish it because you started it! Keep on moving and you'll get to 300 miles! emoticon

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DONNA5281 3/7/2013 4:03PM

  Thanks for sharing.
I love the shirt.

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SLENDERELLA61 3/7/2013 2:08PM

    Great shirt! Great community undertaking!! Hope your illness passes quickly so you not only feel better, but can rack up those 300 miles!!!

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HFAYE81 3/7/2013 10:10AM

    That shirt is great!!! What an amazing accomplishment it will be, and proof that little things add up!!! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/7/2013 9:56AM

    wow. I love this shirt.

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CELIAMINER 3/7/2013 9:49AM

    I like that walking is included!

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LOLATURTLE 3/7/2013 9:21AM

    I love the concept. I love that it's inclusive of runners and walkers and people of all speeds - that is awesome!

When I'm cleared to run again from PT, I'm going to look for a "predict your time" race, that's really cool.

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SUZYMOBILE 3/7/2013 8:57AM

    Love the shirt, and I'm glad you're back blogging!

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AUGUSTDRAGON 3/7/2013 8:46AM

    One step at a time, even in a race. emoticon

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GINIEMIE 3/7/2013 8:43AM

    Cool a community that supports good health habits for all! I love it.
You'll get your 300 in, you may have to double up a few days when you're feeling better.
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KANDOLAKER 3/7/2013 8:40AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. I know you'll be on track once your health allows. Best wishes!

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KANOE10 3/7/2013 8:39AM

    Love the shirt. I hope you are feeling better. You will soon be running in other races. I think the Parks and Rec are doing a great service for the community by putting on these events.

Hang in there with that newest snow.

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NELLJONES 3/7/2013 7:55AM

    Great shirt, but didn't Roanoke get a lot of snow yesterday? Tough to run in that.

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DR1939 3/7/2013 7:33AM

    Good community activity.

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SUNSET09 3/7/2013 7:24AM

  This shirt is thought provoking and had be thinking about running myself! That's what it's about, advertising and putting something on our minds as you wouldn't normally see the shirt you're wearing. Thanx for sharing as we never know what we can do if we never try! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TORTISE110 3/7/2013 7:23AM

    Love Roanoke! Fun tee. Go healthy living!!!

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ELRIDDICK 3/7/2013 7:19AM

  Thanks for sharing

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