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Inspiring 99 Year Old; Aspiring to Speed and Bling

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Oh, wow! I find this 99 year old woman amazingly inspiring:

Don't know that I'll be able to run in 34 more years, much less at record pace, but heavens knows I'm going to run as long as I can!!

Today my group ran the hills of south Lakeland, 80 degrees and 94 percent humidity, finishing 7.71 miles. My niece and nephew joined in with my group. Niece did great and finished strong; she'll be joining our group ongoing. My nephew did great for the first 5 miles or so, then started falling back. I stayed with him. We finished in 100 minutes, right at 13 minutes per mile pace. I so hope he doesn't get discouraged; he has come so far. I know he was disappointed. I enjoyed the run, felt like I got a good workout even with the slower pace, and was glad I was there to be with my nephew.

Week from today is my next 5K, the 4th and final race in our Watermelon Series. Hope to bring home some bling!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOLLYM48 8/17/2014 9:45AM

    What a great aunt to stay and run with your nephew and give the encouragement he needed to finish! That is great. I am excited to hear how your next and last watermelon 5K goes, and what kind of bling you bring home as well!

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MSLZZY 8/17/2014 8:07AM


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SWEDE_SU 8/17/2014 7:28AM

    love the article, and how wonderful to run with your niece and nephew!

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SEABREEZE65 8/17/2014 7:16AM

    I saw that article and thought - that's going to be me.
Well, maybe....

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NEW-CAZ 8/17/2014 3:15AM

    emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 8/17/2014 1:47AM

    Great article! Amazing woman with simple but successful advice!
Good on you staying back with your nephew!

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/16/2014 10:17PM

    Read the article about the 99 year old woman, and what can I say besides WOW! That is just amazingly wonderful. I hope that I can do that when I am 99!

Is your nephew new to running? For a newbie that is not bad in that heat and humidity. When our weather is like that, my pace is pretty slow - and I am a slow runner anyway. I hope he doesn't give up!

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NATPLUMMER 8/16/2014 7:41PM


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AQUAGIRL08 8/16/2014 7:23PM

    How cool was that! Wow!

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TRAVELGRRL 8/16/2014 6:18PM

    Finishing IS a win! Remind your nephew that he is "lapping everyone that's laying on the couch." I'm proud of him.

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HARROWJET 8/16/2014 6:03PM

    Some days a slower pace is a good thing. Not every time out will be fast. Your nephew is doing well and you are an encouragement to him. emoticon

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GABY1948 8/16/2014 5:23PM

    How sweet of you to stay with him and I am sure he will not give are too inspiring for him to do that!

Thank you for the link to the 99 year old woman...what a sweetie she looks like! That heat and humidity has to be deadly down there!

Have a blessed Sunday, Marsha! emoticon

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    I'm sure with your guidance he won't be discouraged and will come to know it's all part of the process.

You're gonna get that bling next week I'm sure of it!

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FROSTY99 8/16/2014 4:35PM

    My step-father competed in the senior Olympics and won several medals when he was in his 80's. Not as good as this lady but still impressive for his age.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/16/2014 4:25PM

    I hope you can help your nephew believe that pace does not define the runner nor fitness and to not feel pressured to "win" age groups, etc. to be successful. Does he enjoy running separate from all the measurements? Help him find the love in what he's doing. It is hard sometimes to run around very competitive people and to resist defining yourself by the competition.

Comment edited on: 8/16/2014 4:26:30 PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/16/2014 4:18PM

    What a great thing to be able to run with loved ones! Good for you, sticking with your nephew.

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50YEARSAWIFE 8/16/2014 3:56PM

    WOW, congrats on your running.

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