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Indecision Over; I'm Gonna Do It!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hubby finally decided that we are NOT going to the Bahamas to see his alma mater (U of TN) play in a basketball tournament the weekend of November 24th. Honestly I am glad he made that decision even though I would have enjoyed the trip.

Now I am free to join ONEKIDSMOM at the St Pete Women's Half Marathon again this year! It just must be that I am suppose to. One of the women in my running group invited me to go with her, so that means I won't have to rent a car. (Hubby and I share one car.) She has a place for me to stay, too, so my only expense will be the entry fee and whatever I buy at the expo.

I expect to be sleeping on a sleeping bag on the floor and staying with a bunch of young people who may be loud. Who knows if I'll get any sleep the night before. But that's okay! I'll be running the inaugural Lakeland Half Marathon on November 9th for time. It's hilly so may not be conducive to PRs, but I still think I can beat my one HM time. Barb is running the Women's Half to support her cousin and she doesn't expect the pace to be too fast. Sounds good to me. I think we'll have a whole lot of fun!! I haven't registered yet, but plan to do it today.

(In case you've been following my weight stabilization efforts it's a darn good thing I didn't add calories yesterday when I weighed under my range. I was exactly at my goal weight of 126.0, up 2.2 pounds from yesterday, after a good eating day.)
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AQUAGIRL08 10/17/2013 11:07AM

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/16/2013 1:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds wonderful! A great race, good friends, a little trip...have a great time!

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TXPATRIOT 10/15/2013 11:34PM

    You are doing awesome!

Doing a hilly half next March. We'll see how that goes. Best wishes with your races!



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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/15/2013 11:09PM

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Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MSLZZY 10/15/2013 11:03PM

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JOYINKY 10/15/2013 10:18PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/15/2013 8:10PM

    Woo-hoo! Team Ladybugs! You will become an official "half lunatic" in the process (two half marathons inside a month = half lunatic)! I am one already, by virtue of the DHM... you'll join the ranks with these two races.

Wouldn't it be a trip if Monty came along in costume with us? (Sent him a Spark mail... hopefully my response to his dare to do the DHM will spur him to respond to mine to join us!)

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WATERMELLEN 10/15/2013 8:02PM

    Oh you two will have a terrific time!! And we all hope, lots of pics posted right here!!

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JANEWATKINS 10/15/2013 7:22PM

    One thought regarding your young roommates . . . ear plugs. They saved my marriage! They sell nice inexpensive ones at Walgreens. Just be sure you read the directions. I just shoved them in each night and they worked a little but not as good as I expected. One night, in a fit of boredom, I read the instructions. You twist them before inserting them into the ear. As they untwist inside the ear, they DO THE TRICK! Silencio, por favor!

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GABY1948 10/15/2013 6:58PM

    How EXCITING! I envy you both!

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IAMWINNING 10/15/2013 6:52PM

    Have fun, and wishing you the best in the HM

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FROSTY99 10/15/2013 6:41PM

    Sounds like it is meant to be!! Enjoy both of the races.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/15/2013 5:07PM

    Yay for Half Marathon fun!

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LAILATN 10/15/2013 1:48PM

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You're an inspiration!

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BOOKAPHILE 10/15/2013 12:58PM

    There is such joy in your post, now that the decision has been made. Enjoy your training before the run as well.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/15/2013 11:50AM

    Go for it! You're inspiring me to try longer distances.

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CELIAMINER 10/15/2013 11:36AM

    You running diva, you! Go for it!
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NEWSGIRL2177 10/15/2013 11:24AM

    So exciting! I'll be cheering you on!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/15/2013 10:50AM

    I hope it goes well for you.

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BURGUNDYBABE 10/15/2013 10:35AM

    What a great opportunity! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 10/15/2013 10:17AM

    What an inspiration you are! And what an opportunity you are going to have too!!
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11TERRY20 10/15/2013 9:51AM

    I love your attitude and your blogs!

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_LINDA 10/15/2013 9:43AM

    That is awesome you get to go!! If these young women are serious about their running, they probably won't be into late night partying too much.. It will be great for you to be staying with your fellow runners, maybe getting tips about the course or discussions that might give you useful information.
Oh that ever fluctuating weight!! Could drive a person crazy, for sure!!
All the best with your training!

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MIRAGE727 10/15/2013 9:22AM

    I've got the Blue Moon Half on Nov 3 and the TriRock Clearwater Triathlon on Nov 10. D is not planning on doing the WHM. I'm thinking about doing it. If so....who knows?
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