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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Yesterday my hubby and I enjoyed the Polk Senior Games closing ceremonies. Almost everyone there had on medals; one woman had on 21 of them!! I heard the most won was 28 this year. We wore ours - his for chess and mine for running and walking. We got to meet the oldest competitor, 98 years old, and marvel at the winners in the 85-89 year age group running down the aisle to pick up their trophies. We got lots of give aways and goodies as well as four pictures of me participating. I'll try to scan and post them later. There is one I quite like of me near the end of a walking event. In the running photo I'm far from making it look effortless, but I'm doing it!

I ran with a new group last eve, too. The group is set up to help runners improve their time for the Mayfaire 5K on the evening of May 11th. The coach is an awesome fit woman who has made serious attempts at the Olympics in the not too distant past. Last eve I ran a local lake (2.84 miles) in 27.14 minutes. Some of the people are training for their first 5K; some are pretty fast already. I think I'm going to enjoy this coaching experience. I expect better times and even more joy to come from my running!!

Another fitness-related victory is that the YMCA asked to feature my Y story. So today Natalie, Gwen, and I are having our picture taken together. I'm not sure if we'll be on the Y wall or in the newsletter. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Tomorrow I commit to weigh again. I've stayed off the scale for since Saturday's competitions and haven't done as well eating as I'd like, but not too bad. My next race is April 13th. I'm not sure two weeks of cutting calories will get me to my happy weight, but maybe. Now is a good time to give it a good try!! I'll have several weeks then to eat optimum healthy maintenance to prepare for the next race.


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AQUAGIRL08 3/14/2013 4:16PM

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IAMWINNING 3/13/2013 4:37PM

    Cool! I so proud of you for your physical exertions and for the YMCA wanting to publicize your story. KUDOS

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_LINDA 3/13/2013 1:06AM

    What an uplifting experience! I do envy you being able to compete in things like these :) I used to have that competitive edge when I was playing paintball in my 20's and in my early days of bridge. Its lots of fun and motivates you to improve the next time out. Enjoy your photo shoot and feature!!
Glad you are having a new running challenge!
Keep up the great work, and remember to fuel up properly for your races, dieting shouldn't be the main focus here.

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MSLZZY 3/12/2013 11:16PM

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WATERMELLEN 3/12/2013 9:07PM

    This is so exciting . . . love to think of all the folks with their medals. You will bring so much to your coaching: and I'm sure will gain so much from it too. It's great to see you getting such well-deserved recognition in so many different places!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/12/2013 7:49PM

    You are doing amazing work, Marsha! Great news about the Senior Games... for all concerned... love the mental picture of the over 80's trotting down to pick up the hardware! And I know you well enough to imagine your smile even if you're not making it "look easy".

And may the scale do what you would like it to do... Happy Weight, here Marsha comes!

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JOYINKY 3/12/2013 6:26PM

    I can't think of a better ambassador for the Y! You are doing so great and I'm really glad you are getting recognition for it! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/12/2013 3:11PM

    Great news all around! Yay for you!!!

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MEXGAL1 3/12/2013 1:02PM

    Totally awesome!
Have a terrific day!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/12/2013 12:11PM

    Keep up the fantastic work and fun!

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BESCATS 3/12/2013 10:03AM

    Congratulations on all of it. So wonderful to hear. Just goes to show "can't keep a good senior down".

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COCK-ROBIN 3/12/2013 9:54AM

    Wonderful!

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FREELADY 3/12/2013 9:54AM

    Studies say that we are strongly influenced by the health values of the people we are around! I'm applauding to see these ways you have structured fitness into your life! I'm enjoying your joy!

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/12/2013 9:40AM

    How exciting. Sounds like you are in a great place right now. Kudos on the Y-newsletter and pics. Its obvious just how motivating you can be for others. Keep up the great work.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/12/2013 9:23AM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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