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When I Was a Lot Older

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The pictures of yesterday's 5K haven't been posted on the Lakeland Runners Club website yet. I also had 2 friends who came to root for me. I know them from the YMCA and from the senior dances. They said they'd get a finishing photo of me, but I could not find them after the race. Oh, well.

I do want to share my favorite compliment from yesterday. The CEO of our local United Way, where I worked from 1997-2003, came up to me after the race and said how good I looked out there running. He's been a runner for many, many years so I valued his comment. I lived much of my life in the 160-185 pound range, but in 1998 and 1999 I had some real health problems and indulged myself with comfort eating. I hit my highest weight of all at 212. He remembers me that way. When I introduced him to my nephew he said, "Marsha and I worked together years ago, when she was much older." My husband says that makes no sense, but I knew exactly what he meant and it made me smile -- big!!
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