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Group 5K Picture and Plans

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Here is one last picture of the Galloway group runners who participated in the Autism Awareness 5K on Saturday:

I'd really like to find where they published the results. I'm thinking I was first out of this group. I know I beat Fritz who won first place for men over 70 and I beat Brendan who placed second in men 40-49. I'm not 100% certain about the third man's time and I can't remember his name. I was a minute ahead of Yvonne who outran me at the Women's Half Marathon (2:15 vs. my 2:37). But to be fair I know that Jan, Janet, MJ, Shirley, and several others had run 6 miles before this 5K because they are training for a marathon and running a fast 5K is just not one of their goals. Terry, the Executive Director of the Central Florida Autism Institute who sponsored and benefitted from this 5K, is one of our group members and a really nice person. That is why so many showed up to support her and her cause. So perhaps it doesn't matter if I was first in this group or no. Is there much glory in beating people who weren't really competing? I do think after this spring focused on 5K speed, I may want to work on speeding up my 10K and half marathon times.

Okay, enough with the 5K already. Today I'm going to meet my new doctor. The doctor I'd had for almost 10 years quit accepting my insurance, so I'm having to change. I had to wait 5 months to get a new patient appointment with this doctor, but I've heard such good things about him. Hope it goes well.

After the doctor appointment, I'll go to the Y and workout. Hope the timing is such that I can pick up Gwen after her gymnastics class so that my son in law can go eat lunch with my daughter. It'll be a good day for all of us. Hope it is for you, too!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERMELLEN 4/17/2013 7:21PM

    I'm betting that your new doctor will hire you to counsel his patients on fitness and nutrition!! You're the poster girl!!

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MANDELOVICH 4/17/2013 6:56PM

    Go Marsha go!! You are just incredible! I keep saying that because it's true!!

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_LINDA 4/16/2013 9:57PM

    Great photo! Congrats on having the best time of all! That is amazing.
You would think your Dr. would love to have a ptient who takes good care of herself like you do, can't understand why he would no longer take your insurance!! Hope your new one is way better!! So hapoy I don't have to deal with that here. The only reason a Dr. rejects patients here is they are at capacity already. I am lucky to have the one I do, she is looking for more help in her busy office.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/16/2013 4:24PM

    You're all so colorful!
Sure, it's helpful to nourish your competitive side since it keeps us motivated, but you had a pretty amazing 5k time. Other people's times sure don't negate that! Oh right, also you supported Terry. Lots to be proud of!
Have fun with the family.

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AQUAGIRL08 4/16/2013 3:19PM

    I'm glad that you like the doctor! He is the best one we've had, down here in Florida!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/16/2013 1:33PM

    I am absolutely in awe of your being able to complete a half marathon in 2:37. We've WALKED 8 half marathons over the last 10 years and had times ranging from 3:11 to 3:46. (The last one was the fastest!)

Now that I am in a running clinic (and am up to running 7 minutes) I am beginning to wonder if I'll EVER really be a runner. Not sure I enjoy it and it still is HARD. Have you been running forever, or was this something you took up in the past few years? Any advice??

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NEW-CAZ 4/16/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon I hope your new doc has a great empathy with you, rare to find! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/16/2013 11:58AM


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SPARKLINGME176 4/16/2013 11:43AM

    Great photo! So glad you had fun & got a wonderful workout in also!

I hope your new Dr. is just the perfect 'fit' for you!

Thanks for all your support, you REALLY help me!
*~LIGHT emoticon

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GABY1948 4/16/2013 10:16AM

    Hope the new doc is even better than the old! Have a great day, Marsha!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/16/2013 9:11AM


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JOYINKY 4/16/2013 9:10AM

    Looks like a wonderful group of friends! Congratulations to you all.

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CELIAMINER 4/16/2013 8:36AM

    Thanks for continuing to motivate and inspire!

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/16/2013 8:16AM

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Keep on keeping on!!

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KITT52 4/16/2013 8:02AM


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MIRAGE727 4/16/2013 7:59AM

    Love this pic! Congrats to your group!

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MSLZZY 4/16/2013 7:31AM


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GOLFGMA 4/16/2013 7:31AM

    Congrats on your running the 5K and on your being loyal to a friend. emoticon

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