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Incredible Running


Saturday, March 16, 2013



I'm the one in the yellow shirt in the middle. I ran my 10K in 1:01:13 which is a PR (personal record) for me. I was the first woman finisher and third overall. I set my new Garmin for run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute -- but I'd just walk until I felt recovered, 35-50 seconds. My fastest mile was mile 4 in 9:22. My fastest pace was 8:30 per the Garmin, but I don't know the distance on that one. No one was running my pace so I just carried a flashlight and ran by myself. The director had told us to run in pairs, but if I was going to run my race I had to risk doing it alone. No problems. We started at 6:15am and saw the sunrise. It was 41 degrees.

I do think I'm getting to be a better runner and to be doing this at age 63 is just incredible to me!! Oh, and by the way, I weighed 126.6 this morn at 5am, just .6 pounds over my target. I'll be there soon.

Edit: Below is the picture of the beginning of the race.



Edit 2 -- My Spark Trophy:

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AQUAGIRL08 3/17/2013 8:20PM

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WATERMELLEN 3/17/2013 11:43AM

    You are amazing . . . but all of us know and believe that (so "incredible" not so much!! Love the pics!!

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SEABREEZE64 3/17/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon What a great time! You are a strong runner - good for you!

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CINDYW1102 3/16/2013 9:37PM

    Amazing! Congrats on your personal best! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/16/2013 7:10PM

    YOU must e so proud!!! I am so proud of you!!!! Going to make a wall of us wee bit older sparkers that do such awesome things, and of ernestine oh man lost her name the woman that started exercising at 56 and is in such shape... oh....... her name... Be right back go check on Pixie-licious blog lol
Earnestine Shepard

http://rajganpath.com/2010/
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MIRAGE727 3/16/2013 6:39PM

    Outstanding, Marsha!
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JOYINKY 3/16/2013 5:21PM

    I think YOU'RE incredible! emoticon

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KLMEIRING 3/16/2013 3:06PM

    Awesome! Way to Go! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/16/2013 2:39PM

    LADY, YOU ARE A MACHINE! (I mean that in a good way)

Congratulations on finding that you can still surprise yourself! I want to be *YOU* when I grow up!!!! (I better get started, I'm already 58!)

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!

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STRIVERONE 3/16/2013 2:21PM

    Kudos to you!
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PMFISH 3/16/2013 1:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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IAMWINNING 3/16/2013 12:00PM

    emoticon Congratulations. Thanks for sharing the pictures. You look so excited, getting ready to run.

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BOOKAPHILE 3/16/2013 11:57AM

    Congratulations on the accomplishment and the feelings of joy you exude! Have a great day today enjoying your triumph!

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GABY1948 3/16/2013 11:43AM

    emoticon on the weight and you look SO cute there in your bright yellow! Have a great weekend!

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ONMYMEDS 3/16/2013 11:11AM

    Outstanding!! You just keep getting better and better and your enthusiasm and joy of running really comes out in your blogs. Great job!!

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MEXGAL1 3/16/2013 11:03AM

    Woo hoo, congrats for another accomplishment!
Geez, though it's dark when you go out......that is dedication.
So happy for you!
Have a terrific week end.

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ALIWVU121 3/16/2013 10:48AM

    I've read quite a few of your posts throughout the year and you are an amazing lady! Congrats on a great run!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/16/2013 10:40AM

    Your joy is so apparent in your posts! Spark on and amaze yourself, every day.

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SWEDE_SU 3/16/2013 10:30AM

    wow!

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 3/16/2013 10:14AM

    Awesome.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/16/2013 10:08AM

    You did great!

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