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Bonus Blog: The Cheering Crowds


Saturday, November 09, 2013

As we were running the inaugural Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon, some of the people whose neighborhoods we ran through really got into it. There were some great signs. My favorite, though, was the family that gave out ice cold paper towels around mile 10 to the runners. You can see it was just what I needed at the time:


Here's a picture of one of the helpful kids distributing the wipes.


Here I am really enjoying it.


Here's some cheering kids. I was very surprised how many people cheered us on. It really makes it more fun!!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 11/12/2013 10:28AM

    I live it!!!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/11/2013 4:24PM

    What sweet, supportive people! Love that! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 11/10/2013 9:50PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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FROSTY99 11/10/2013 6:22PM

    How thoughtful of them for having the cooling towels for the runners. I don't think it is something I would have thought of.

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BOOKAPHILE 11/10/2013 10:40AM

    You're looking really good! What a supportive community. I hope they will do it again.

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MARGARITTM 11/10/2013 8:40AM

    Crowd support really does help...... frozen paper towels Awesome idea!

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MAUREENIE1 11/10/2013 3:51AM

    I love it! Some people are just so thoughtful. Glad you enjoyed yourself. You are doing so well.
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NEW-CAZ 11/10/2013 2:58AM

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MSLZZY 11/10/2013 12:20AM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2013 10:40PM

    And you did it! I knew you could.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 11/9/2013 9:08PM

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SLIMLILA 11/9/2013 8:46PM

    How nice!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/9/2013 8:20PM

    It truly does make it like a giant block party, doesn't it? One family along a broad boulevard here in our town hands out tissues at about mile 4-5 of our local HM held in May. For those of us with Spring allergies... quite timely!

They also clean up when the runners discard the tissues. It's amazing when a community supports the athletics... makes you feel good all around!

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JAYDEE1211 11/9/2013 8:18PM

    How fantastically supportive. Well done on your run! Very inspirational.

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MJREIMERS 11/9/2013 8:18PM

    That's emoticon ! I have seen some support, but nothing like that! I'm thinking the Oklahoma City Half Marathon may be a bit more supportive considering why we race.

Good race and nice pictures!

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WATERMELLEN 11/9/2013 8:14PM

    Great pic of you . . . and great support has to feel so good.

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WILD4STARS 11/9/2013 8:02PM

    How awesome to have that kind of support. FUN!

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BZJOHNSON 11/9/2013 7:54PM

    Oh, yes!! I love the half marathon associated with Grandma's Marathon because the observers are so supportive.

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_LINDA 11/9/2013 7:54PM

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What a great idea!! Lovely neighborhood to run through too!
You sure look fabulous!! Couldn't tell you had just been running a long, hot race!!

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JOYINKY 11/9/2013 7:44PM

    It is great when you are in a cheering supportive community; glad you had such a wonderful day!

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