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And One More Makes 29!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today I ran the Lake Mineola Half Marathon as my 29th Half. It's been a crazy week with the Boston tragedy. I knew close to 20 people who were there and thankfully they're all okay. Such a shame, but I'm glad they've caught the culprits. Enjoyed seeing the running community come together in such incredible ways. At the race today, at least half of the participants wore blue and yellow for Boston Marathon colors and many had memorial bibs in addition to the race bib. We had a moment of silence before the race started. I even painted my toenails Boston colors. One year ago, my husband and I were there while he ran the race. I cheered for him very close to where the bomb went off. Gave me chills. But it doesn't deter me, I still have a goal to qualify for run the Boston Marathon, and hubby wants to do it again. Many prayers for those directly affected by this tragedy.

So the race today felt extra special. It was a race around a huge lake and the weather was perfect, which is so strange for this time of year in Central Florida. It was cool the entire race. Normally it would be in the high 80's with 90% humidity like it had been earlier this week. But I was appreciative and I know the weather contributed to me having a good race. Course is described as flat and fast. Well, not flat my by standards!!! Since I had been pacing all year, I had no expectations of this race. My goal is to do a 1:55 at my race in Niagara Falls in June. Well, I did that today - Woo Hoo! I was SO excited! And that's even with me having to walk a lot between miles 6 and 8 because I had to pee but no porta-potty, then finally stopped at one in Mile 8. So I was very pleased!!! So I'll be training to do even better at Niagara and if the weather holds, I may try for a Personal Best!

I hope everyone is having a great fitness weekend, reaching new goals!

Pics from the race! Fun time!






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MBSHAZZER 4/22/2013 10:34AM

    WHOHOOO!!! Great job on an amazing race!

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MESEATURTLE 4/21/2013 7:11AM

    Congratulations !!!!

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Loving your toes! Cute!

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DRB13_1 4/20/2013 8:10PM

    you ran a perfect race...love the toes!

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IVYLASS 4/20/2013 6:51PM

    Congratulations!!

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