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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hey everyone I made it.. wish I could say I did the 50.miler.. .. and it is not because I was physically unable.. it's because "ANITA CANNOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS".. LOL.. so the we are all lined up ready to go.. I am listening to the guy give instructions over the PA. 50 milers follow blue line 30 miles follow green line.. Ok I got this but at the same time I was fooling around with my computer setting it to the cadence mode.. so gun goes off all the speedsters ride out.. I am in the middle of the pack doing good.. feeling it.. made the first turn at the intersection ton of cops (oh and got a story about that too) lights and people.. I was with a pack of people they I am following them good size hill made it up ok.. but others were gone.. then I am riding and I realize I am alone.. ok no biggie.. 2nd huge hill then comes up behind me is a group of woman who ride with this other bike shop that is local. and I know the owner and she says.. "Anita I thought you where doing the 50 I said I am.. she said your on the 30 miler course you where suppose to turn back at that intersection.. what an idiot I was..... but I thought there was no way I was going to catch up so I joined in on with them and rode the 30.. which was great.. I did challenge my self a lot.. there where so many hills.. I mean more then what I ride around my area. but my cadence was high about 85 16mph I felt good and was kicking it.. I ended up leaving that group because they where a new riders and this was their first long ride event I did not want to hold my self back so I did end up speeding off. my time was 2:15.. after I crossed the finish line I told the directors and they changed me to the 30.. but all in all I had fun, I finished and I felt great.. and I could not of done any of it with out all the encouragement from my spark friends and my team of Make it Happen..

Ok speaking of cops.. funny thing happen on the way to the race.. my husband and I where driving into the village about 7:30 am on the way to the event.. nice sunny morning and bam there was a police car behind.. pulls us over.. ugh.. we are in a small town village.. and I am thinking this is bad.. but he was nice he promptly told us that he was doing a 43 in a 30.. opps.. but asked if we where going to the event, and said he would let us go.. and to ride fast in the event.. LOL..
well he was the same police officer who waved me through the intersection when I was going straight when I should of turned.. LOL.. so next year I will be ready for that turn..


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TIME-4-TINA 8/4/2013 10:31AM


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BIKECOOK 8/2/2013 2:49PM

    Congratulations! I'm also an avid cyclist and my husband has the same name as yours! LOL!

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GEORGE815 7/31/2013 7:03PM

    Great riding!

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CINDYWAGNER1 7/30/2013 4:48PM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/30/2013 10:39AM

    Hahaha! That's funny MsAnita! Glad you had a fun ride. You made great time!

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TDEMAIO2 7/30/2013 8:26AM

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TONYATIME 7/28/2013 11:37PM

    WAY TO GO!!! You sound so much like me!!! I signed up for the Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Panama City Beach for New Years... we made a trip out of it as it is a 6 hour drive me to visit the beach. I trained and completed my first half marathon here locally and felt I was ready to do this one there at the beach.... the day of the race I got so caught up in everything that I didn't make sure I knew my route well enough... I followed the path of the 5k'ers and not the half marathons... by the time I finished I had already ran 1.5 miles off of the half marathon course, and to correct my mistake would have me running 16.1 instead of 13.1 miles and I knew I had not trained for that many and we had the rest of the weekend to do things, I didn't want to be unable to enjoy the trip so I finished the 5K instead of the half marathon. I was upset, but got over it haha. :) Congrats on your race and love your blog post! emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 7/28/2013 7:23PM

    Too cool! Sorry you missed the turn, but you did great! And love your pink band Now your ready for the next emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2013 5:00PM

    Well, about all you can say is it wasn't as you intended, but all turned out well! HUGS and congrats.

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CBLENS 7/28/2013 4:44PM

    Still congratulations! Awesome job!

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1FARMER 7/28/2013 2:59PM

    Congratulations emoticon emoticon emoticon Jeanne

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CELEST 7/28/2013 12:13PM

    Well done. You remind me of my sister used to ride through the finishing flags at horse jumping events instead of the starting flags....instant elimination. lol She got better once she left her teens behind and became an adult thankfully because she had 2 kids to raise.

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LANOVY 7/28/2013 12:04PM

    Great job! emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 7/28/2013 11:09AM

    emoticon I've given warnings too! Many talk themselves into a ticket by smarting off. You made his day. emoticon

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