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I'm Excited

Friday, March 08, 2013

Tomorrow is my three 5Ks day: the Senior Game 5K Road Race at 8:30am and Senior Games Power Walk 5K at 10am both of those in Bartow. Then I'm going about 12 miles or so to Winter Haven to do the Shamrock Run, Walk, and Jog with your Dog 5K with my niece and nephew at 1pm. I expect a busy and fun day!! I'm going to pack my lunch and snacks, even though they will probably have bananas and water at the first two 5Ks. I don't know what will be available in Winter Haven.

This is my 3rd year to run the Senior Games. In March of 2011 I ran my first 5K at the Senior Games. I ran really for the first time (since I was a kid and just ran around for fun) in January of 2011. I was only running once a week and had only gone the 3.1 mile distance twice before the race. I didn't have anyone there with me and knew no one. I thought my time of 31:19 was respectable. I just left after I was finished to go to my Weight Watcher meeting to tell someone! The next week I found out I had placed 3rd in my age group. Was I surprised. I had to drive to the Senior Games office to pick up my medal.

The next year I recognized a few people I had run with the year before including Brenda who had told me about my medal at Weight Watchers. She was the second place finisher in our age group in 2011, but had moved up an age group in 2012. I ran the 5K in 30:23 last year, placing second in my age group. The first place finisher was only a few seconds ahead of me.

But this year I'm really excited because I am going to have a cheering section!! Aquagirl has committed to come to the stadium and be there for me. My nephew and niece may also show up -- he wanted to talk to her before committing. So, anyway, I'm really grateful to have that support. I hope to break 30 minutes, but will be happy to feel that I ran my best for the day and the conditions. The last half is a steady but not steep incline.

So, please send a positive speedy thought to me at 8:30am Eastern Standard Time! (Altogether now: Go, Marsha, Go!!) Aquagirl (Cyndi)'s support is greatly, greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, too, for any positive vibes you can send my way!!
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KANDOLAKER 3/9/2013 1:15PM

    You are so ambitious! Hope your 5Ks were fun and spectacular. Way to go!

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MIRAGE727 3/9/2013 12:43PM

    Have a wonderful time, run well and run safe, Marsha!
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GABY1948 3/9/2013 11:32AM

    GO, MARSHA, GO! I will always cheer for you! You, ROCK, girl!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/9/2013 8:24AM

    emoticon Most of all - HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/9/2013 6:15AM

    We will be happy to be there to cheer you on, Marsha! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Mike is going to come with me. We will be the loud ones, yelling encouragement from the sidelines!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 3/9/2013 1:31AM

    Go Marsha, GO!! You are going to do it, you are already showing how fast you can go in much longer distances!!
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SLIMLILA 3/8/2013 11:12PM

    WooHoo! you go, girl...

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COCK-ROBIN 3/8/2013 10:58PM

    Speedy thoughts coming your way! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 3/8/2013 7:06PM

    GO, Marsha, GO! You'll be great! Please let us know how you do...

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WATERMELLEN 3/8/2013 6:45PM

    Very very very exciting! And count me in your cheering section! Go Marsha Go!

You are awesome!!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/8/2013 5:27PM

    Can't wait to hear about your challenging, and EXCITING DAY! Woo hoo!

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HEALTHY4ME 3/8/2013 5:21PM

    I will think of you as you are doing all that in one day!!! WOW
GO MARSHA GO!!!!! I would do diff colour or size but don't know how. lol

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CINDYW1102 3/8/2013 4:04PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/8/2013 1:22PM

    emoticon Go, Marsha, Go!! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/8/2013 1:18PM

    Go Marsha Go! And have a wonderful time!

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LYN-EDWY 3/8/2013 1:05PM

    emoticon You go girl...

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TORTISE110 3/8/2013 12:49PM

    Wow!

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MEXGAL1 3/8/2013 12:40PM

    I will be sending you tons of positive thoughts Marsha.
You go girl!
Havev a terrific day.
Sallie

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/8/2013 12:16PM

    emoticon emoticon Best Wishes!!!

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MEDEAREBORN 3/8/2013 12:05PM

  Good luck! Go! Go! Go!!! emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/8/2013 12:01PM

    Run like the wind!

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MAUREENIE1 3/8/2013 11:59AM

    Wow, I'm impressed! GO MARSHA GO!!! Rah, rah, rah!

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ONMYMEDS 3/8/2013 11:59AM

    You are a running maniac!!

Go, Marsha, Go!! Indeed.

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/8/2013 11:57AM

    I'm excited for you! Something tells me your cheering section will be packed. I'll be cheering for sure. Have a great time!

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CHARDY0125 3/8/2013 11:43AM

    Good luck. emoticon

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