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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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AQUAGIRL08 5/13/2013 9:27PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/13/2013 2:24PM

    what a lovely compliment!

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LEWILL1982 5/13/2013 9:18AM

    Amazing! Great job on the run as well!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/13/2013 6:39AM

    I also know exactly what he meant. Congratulations!

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_LINDA 5/12/2013 11:58PM

    Fantabulous! Well deserved compliment! Happy Mother's Day!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/12/2013 10:09PM

    Love it! What a great compliment!

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OWL_20 5/12/2013 9:21PM

    That's a great compliment! Hope you had a good race!

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IAMWINNING 5/12/2013 9:12PM

    Fantastic!

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TERESA159 5/12/2013 8:59PM

    He's right, all that work you've done to improve your body and health does make you younger. Congrats on the race.

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WIZKEY 5/12/2013 8:58PM

    That's a great compliment!! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 5/12/2013 8:46PM

    Great compliment! You have worked so hard to get where you are amazing story

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FROSTY99 5/12/2013 7:10PM

    What a great compliment. You should be proud to be getting "younger"!

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TRILLIUM22 5/12/2013 5:26PM

    Do you feel younger. I sure do since I lost weight and improved my fitness

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GABY1948 5/12/2013 4:44PM

    emoticon I GET it! Happy Mother's Day, Marsha!

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JUNEPA 5/12/2013 2:20PM

    It was probably a spontaneous comment, but really frames the truth
Nice run, way to go !!

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RUN4FOOD 5/12/2013 1:53PM

    Congratulations on getting younger.

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KRAZYKIKI 5/12/2013 1:28PM

    Awesome compliment! emoticon

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CONTENTCHRIS 5/12/2013 12:01PM

    Berry Nice!

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SLIMLILA 5/12/2013 11:47AM

    emoticon That really is a cool compliment...Happy Mother's Day to you..

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BOOKAPHILE 5/12/2013 11:45AM

    What a great compliment!

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DONNABRIGHT 5/12/2013 11:37AM

    And I would guess that "Real Age" would list you as lots younger, too!

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WATERMELLEN 5/12/2013 11:05AM

    Remember that song, "But I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"!

Me too!!

And: it feels good.

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MIRAGE727 5/12/2013 10:57AM

    I think most of us being on the journey, having achieved goals, & maintaining totally get it. I'm certainly a lot younger now!
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Hold on to all the praise for the future, Marsha! Ya never know when you need to focus on it! Well done!
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JOYINKY 5/12/2013 10:15AM

    I know what he meant too! WONDERFUL!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/12/2013 10:06AM

    Perfect!

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NEW-CAZ 5/12/2013 9:45AM

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NATPLUMMER 5/12/2013 9:36AM

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COCK-ROBIN 5/12/2013 9:34AM

    Good for you!

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EMILY0724 5/12/2013 9:18AM

    I love the title of this blog!! I'm going to start using this phrase. Happy Mother's Day!!

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MSLZZY 5/12/2013 9:17AM

    emoticon Somebody noticed and I did too! Happy Mother's Day!

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ONMYMEDS 5/12/2013 9:16AM

    It makes perfect sense to me.

What an amazing journey you have taken.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/12/2013 9:11AM

    Can't think of a better compliment! Happy Mother's Day, you young thing, you!

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