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This is 40 one!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My last post was more than one month ago!!! I have some catching upto do - and I will, but not today!

Today I am 41! and I am thankful for:
- My family... I had the BEST smiles from my DH (and I was happy to get up by his side, I feel so fortunate to have him in my live), my daughter Maggie (15) joined me in the kitchen signing "Good Morning" to me!!! and my daughter Emma (17) was proud to be the first to call me (she is in Quebec, studying for nursing)...
- My sister posted this picture of us, taken last week on her BD, we celebrate together!

- Starting my day with some cardio - today was a nice bike ride with my hubby.
- I am in a better shape than I was 10 years ago!!!

Here is the highlight of my 40...
Sept 2012: I ran my best HM time (1:38) and our Team won - yeah 1st Place - the Army Run for the Mixed Military Team Category


Nov 2012: We had a nice family trip to Cayo Coco ...


Dec 2012: My sister and her family came for X-Mas!!! (no picture... I lost them all, I had save it on my laptop, My hard drive gave up on me! emoticon )

Jan 2013: We (Emma, Maggie, DH and I) started the year with a Fun 5k Resolution Run

Feb 2013: I qualified for the Canadian Championship - I ran a 10k at -20C (-4F) and set a new record for that race for Master Female : I did 46:51...


March 2013: Busy Month.... In April, went to Texas to relax!
May 2013: I did my PB 10K: 45.21 (official time) and won the Canadian Forces National Championship 10K Master Female! Wohoo!!!

June :I participate in the Relay for Life with Maggie...

My Emma finished HS!

July and Aug - Jeff and I hike the West coast trail! - No pic... I will post pictures with my recap next blogs...

For my BD - I ran a 10K for Terry Fox - and donate 50$ to the Foundation... I did it in 45.30 (15 sec faster than last year) This was a great Rehersal Race for the the Army half marathon next week. I am not in it to do my PB, just enough to qualify for the CF Championship again!

My time is up - I am sharing a laptop... I will catch up soon.
BTW - Thanks to my spark friends, reading your blogs, posts and seeing your progress is keeping inspired and motivated! Go SPARKING! Keep Going!
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SAMSPARK1 10/2/2013 1:21PM

    Belated Happy Birthday wishes!!!! I hope the next year will also be full of fun, happiness and good health!

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PMRUNNER 9/21/2013 5:42AM

    Happy birthday! It sounds like the last year was great, hope you continue to thrive in the next year! Great job on the races, I remember reading about a few of them in your blogs, they are even more impressive when strung together in one narrative!

Keep up the Spark!

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GABIBEAR 9/19/2013 11:31PM

    emoticon Julia!! I just celebrated my 53rd birthday on Sept. 8th! Good for you on how well you are doing and the 10K marathon you ran on your BD!! You go girl!! You rock!!! Sounds like you had a GREAT year!! Here's to another fantastic one!!!!

Gabi
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FIREFLY4407 9/18/2013 10:33PM

    Catching up on Spark - Happy (belated) Birthday!!
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CEILIE2 9/16/2013 1:21PM

    emoticon emoticon year!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/16/2013 9:37AM

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Sounds like you had a great year full of memories! Now onto making this year even better!

emoticon "Happy Birthday to you my dear Spark Friend"

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NATPLUMMER 9/16/2013 9:03AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!!!

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MJ7DM33 9/15/2013 10:56PM

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BEFIT014 9/15/2013 10:44PM

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4 degrees?! BRRrrrrr........

Keep it up, my friend! You are doing emoticon

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ATHLETELORI 9/15/2013 9:35PM

    Happy Birthday! What a great year you had. I hope you have another great year!

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