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One Week Until The Philly Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon..

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I have hung in there with my training. I hit 10.5 miles last week. My left knee is bothering me somewhat so I am putting bio freeze on it nightly. I think the shot I got is wearing off, but I will be okay for the race.

I am running with two teachers. This is one of the teacher's first half marathons. I am really excited for her. She told me I inspired her to run. That makes me feel good.

We are going to have fun with this one. There is a rock band every mile and it is a flat race. My younger son is going with me the day before. We are going to stay at a hotel right by the starting line. I dont want to deal with race day traffic in Philly. (there is an Eagles game and Phillies game the same day as the race!) We are going to hit the expo and he wants to go to Fogo de Chao. He is a weight lifter and practices jujitsu so he loves steak and lots of food.
There is a rock concert after the HM so we all should enjoy the weekend.

While we are in Philly, my husband and other son will be in Baltimore for the Ravens game - so we will all be busy!

Tomorrow I am going to run 7 miles, then 3-4 the rest of the week. I have been walking a lot more too now that the weather is cooler for the Bostons.
I am more mindful about what I am eating and tracking my food again.


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SABLENESS 9/16/2013 10:39PM

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OPTIMIST1948 9/16/2013 8:07PM

    It sounds to me like balance is re-entering your life. Well done and lood guck on the HM

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    Where is the starting line?

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KAREN_NY 9/10/2013 3:54PM

    Good luck girl, and have FUN!!!! I've already said a million times that I wish I could go this year too, but I'll be there in spirit. What a great running party it'll be!!!

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INFLATED 9/9/2013 5:18PM

    Philadelphia is about 3 hours from here. I am glad that you will be doing this run. It sounds like you will have a good time all day long. Think about those shoes with wings, lol!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/9/2013 10:25AM

    Good luck! This really sounds like a fun trip. I love Fogo de Chao, but I would save it for after-race.

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KIMPY225 9/9/2013 9:24AM

    Best of luck at the half marathon! I am not too close from Philly! I am definitely not ready to run as far as you do though!

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MARGARITTM 9/9/2013 9:10AM

    Have fun with this - you have trained well! This is just the icing..... hope the cooler temps stay with you.

Can't wait to read about it!

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EDENZMOM 9/9/2013 7:59AM

    oh Im so happy for you!
you sound so focused and so determined. I'm so happy that you have a goal and you're going to meet it soon and accomplish.
I'll be rooting for you!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/8/2013 11:28PM

    Have a great race!

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MAGGIE805 9/8/2013 11:04PM

    That sounds like so much fun! Good luck emoticon

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BAREFOOTGRL 9/8/2013 9:54PM

    Good luck. It sounds like this will be a fun trip.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/8/2013 9:54PM

    Last year, the Ravens were in Philly the day we ran the RnR. It was pretty cool to be representing for Baltimore in "enemy" territory.

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