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Jingle Bell 10K + One Mile Dog Jog Race Reports

Saturday, December 14, 2013



I will not leave you in suspense. I took first place in my age group for the 6.2 mile run!I wore bells and jingled all the way!! The temperature was in the mid-60s and the overcast sky turned to blue before the event was over. Great day for running! I got 7 hours sleep even though my nephew picked me up at 5:30am. I did better eating the day before and the morning of the race and had no GI problems this time. I consumed 4 Gu Chomps during the race and that seemed just right. Nonetheless, I was almost 2 minutes slower than my fastest 10K, so no PR. But this course had a lot of turns and some hills. I set my Garmin for run 4 minutes/walk 30 seconds, but I didn't stick to it. Several times I was listening to my MP3 player and didn't hear my Garmin and ran through the walk break. Then sometimes I walked when it wasn't time yet when it was uphill. Some day I hope to break an hour for a 10K, but I'll have to really do some speed work to take 3 minutes off my time. My husband tried to take a picture of me at the award ceremony, but the picture did not turn out. Oh, well. The best surprise of the 10K was that my nephew Martin took second place in his age group.



There is our family dog, Kahlua, resting before the race. Here she is with hubby outside the library that sponsored the race and benefits from it:





Above they are racing. Below they are near the finish:



And they posed right before finishing:



My daughter was feeling a little under the weather and didn't bring the granddaughters for the kid's runs. It would have been nice, but not necessary for a great race day.

There were about a dozen people from my Galloway group at the race, including Ellen who took first place in her new age group. See below. It is her 70th birthday today. I hope to be doing the same thing on my 70th!!



Notice that the man in the orange hat with his back to the camera is my husband. I ran my 21st race this morning; he walked his first. I am very proud of him!!
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AQUAGIRL08 12/16/2013 3:54PM

    Way to go to go - both of you!

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WATERMELLEN 12/15/2013 11:06AM

    What a super blog: great results all around!! (And Kahlua is adorable!!)

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MWWENSIN 12/14/2013 7:20PM

    Congrats on your 1st place age group finish and your husband finishing his first race. Looks like all went well.

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BLUENOSE63 12/14/2013 7:18PM

  Marsha

That rocks! Kahula and your husband were great as well. First in your age group....and a cool piece of bling....does it get any better? I think not

Congratulations

C
heryl

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GABY1948 12/14/2013 6:18PM

    Marsha, you are SUCH an inspiration! I am SO proud of you! And your dh. I would love to be there one day at your race! And the jingle bells are such a great touch! The lady in the picture that you said is 70 doesn't look any older than you do and you both look so much younger than you are!!

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RUN4FOOD 12/14/2013 5:55PM

    Very impressive. Congratulations on being first in your Age Group.
You are quite a good runner.
3 minutes less, I'm thinking you can do it.

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MEXGAL1 12/14/2013 4:33PM

    So very proud of you Marsha! That is awesome that you came in first place for your age group. You must feel great. And so nice that your DH did his first walk.
I love reading about how much you have accomplished.
Awesome!
Sallie

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SDLOV3R 12/14/2013 3:32PM

    How AWESOME!!! Congrats on 1st place, even if you didn't set a PR. It can be tough to get that pacing down! I've only recently begun working on pacing. Looks like Kahlua enjoyed the outdoors as well!

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ONMYMEDS 12/14/2013 2:20PM

    1st place AG!! NICE job!!!

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Sounds like a fun time for all. And first place is awesome!
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