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Run and Running Party

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Yesterday morning I got in a great 7 mile outdoor run with my running group. (I had prepared for an 11 mile run, but evidently I'd misread the schedule.) It was in the 60's at 6am when we ran, but humidity was over 90% and my glasses kept fogging. Oh, I'm not complaining. It was a great day for a run! The Galloway Program Director recommended that since my current goal is to qualify for the national Senior Games 5K, that I run every other Saturday with Galloway on the longer runs and do speed work on alternate weeks. Sounds like a plan! Previously she'd kind of hinted if I was going to focus on 5Ks I didn't belong there; glad she's changed her mind.

Attended the Christmas dinner party of Lakeland Runners Club last night. My friend, Shyre, picked me up so she'd have someone to go with. She said she didn't know anyone there and asked me to introduce her around. Well, she knew almost as many people as I did, although I did get to introduce her to about a half dozen runners she'd seen at races but didn't know. The meal was delicious. The carolers from the local arts high school were fantastic. The club annual awards were inspiring and there were lots of door prizes. Although I didn't win a prize I sat beside someone who won a $15 gift card for a Road ID. She already had one and gave it to me. I had been going to order one, so it was just what I wanted.

The club president posted this photo of our party room on FaceBook shortly before the event:
They took lots of pictures, so maybe more will be available today. However, they have not yet posted the Christina 5K pictures on their site due to some kind of software issue.

This morning I'm still in my maintenance range, but near the top, 3.4 pounds over my favorite weight. I'm thinking at least a pound and a half is sodium. Lots of water today, veggies, and good eating today.

Two Christmas parties down and one to go! Have a healthy, happy day, SparkFriends!!!
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MEXGAL1 12/10/2013 7:07PM

    All sounds good to me. Glad the party was fun.
Have a great evening
sallie

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STRIVERONE 12/10/2013 1:04AM

    I'd like to recommend adding a little to the Road ID certificate and getting the deluxe silicone and band with the flip lock stainless buckle. If you decide to do that, get a runner who already has one to help you size it. There are no directions and it would be easy to make the band too short.

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MSLZZY 12/9/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon Sounds fantastic! And your director can see you are up for the challenge!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/9/2013 1:15PM

    Wishing you a healthy holiday party! Way to keep running!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 12/9/2013 12:01PM

    How nice to celebrate with a group that shares your fitness goals.

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AQUAGIRL08 12/9/2013 11:40AM

    So glad that you had a good time!

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SMITTY4RL 12/9/2013 6:53AM

    Good luck with the training--it sounds right on target. Hope you let us know how the speed work goes, I'd be interested!

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FROSTY99 12/8/2013 7:41PM

    Tis the season-we attended our 1st Christmas party tonight. It was just a drop in but still way too much food around to tempt-I stayed outside and away from most of it!

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GABY1948 12/8/2013 6:21PM

    You are so blessed and such a blessing too! You are a great friend to many in all walks and ages....that's why you are such an inspiration to us all!

Have a GREAT week, Marsha! Oh, and I HATE my glasses to fog or be dirty or anything that would drive me NUTS! emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 12/8/2013 10:50AM

    Your running club sounds like a great group.

Keep up the great work. Your enthusiasm for the sport is contagious.

60F sounds nice. It was 18F when I went out for my run this morning. But very calm, so not really too bad at all. I actually overdressed this time.



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JOYINKY 12/8/2013 9:44AM

    Life is good!!

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PDQ1203 12/8/2013 9:37AM

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BURGUNDYBABE 12/8/2013 8:17AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time!

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WATERMELLEN 12/8/2013 8:15AM

    What a nice time you are having! No doubt you'll qualify!

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TAICHIDANCER 12/8/2013 8:06AM

    I fully expect to hear at some point that you qualified for the national Senior Games 5k. You are inspiring.

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