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I Survived ...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

my first real "race" ever! The Christmas Town Dash emoticon ( an 8K )
was actually set for last weekend but due to snow and just plain yucky weather they postponed it until this morning.

The good news about the postponement was that my DS20 was home from college and they opened the registration back up because a lot of people couldn't make it back and he was able to join me. He was so sweet to go with me as I can "jog" about a 15 minute mile and he can run a lot faster than that. He supported me all the way. emoticon

The rain emoticonstopped just as we were arriving at the race this morning and as we finished the emoticon came out. I now have a "benchmark" to go for and out of the age group I was in (50-54) I was 65th of 90, a race time of 1:15:20.86 with an average of 15:09 per mile. I was trying for a finish under 1:20:00 and I did it!! emoticon

This was kind of my "culminating" event for BLC23. I will have to keep on working at reducing that time and my weight. Onward sparkers!!


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SFREY217 1/20/2014 9:42AM

    Was glad to hear that you did well on your race and that your son was able to join you in completing this wonderful goal. Congrats !!
My next race is I'm March and between the weather, work, an injury and a new place I'm volunteering (horse rescue) I haven't gotten to train much. Although I do average walking 3-5 miles at the horse rescue a couple of times a week.
Keep up the good work !!!

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BOSS61 12/22/2013 11:39AM

    Wow Cookie. Good for you!

Me run? Yuck!

But good for you! I'm quite impressed!

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CLPURNELL 12/17/2013 6:48PM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/16/2013 11:42AM

    That's so exciting, congratulations!

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CATLOVER110 12/16/2013 12:12AM

    Congratulations! Good for you! emoticon

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WEBEZE 12/16/2013 12:07AM

    Awesome. So great you got to share this with your son.

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MALAMI518 12/15/2013 4:55PM


Great job! Aren't races fun? I'm glad that your son was able to join you for your first!

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BOB5148 12/15/2013 4:43PM

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LAURA1384 12/15/2013 2:21PM

    excellent job!! Looks like you had a great time!


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