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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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