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Surprise Funny

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Here are my new friends, Lisa and Lucas Smelser, at Lake Hollingsworth yesterday:



I met Lucas and Lisa at a Lakeland Runners Club meeting. Luke sat right next to me, said he was new to town, and asked me where to run, about running groups, what people wear to run here, about training plans, etc. He talked like he didn't know much about running. When I saw he ran the first two Watermelon Series Races in just over 26 minutes each I thought that was good. Both races they were both friendly and said hi to me. Then the third race he ran in just over 18 minutes. I was surprised to say the least! Then I saw he is working at my favorite running store, FitNiche. So I knew he'd just been pulling my leg. Kind of funny.

Then yesterday I followed his exploits on FaceBook. I saw that his wife was manning his support tent, but asking for help for 2 hours she had to work. Yesterday Lucas ran the Tick Tock Ultra (first annual) around Lake Hollingsworth. It started at 7:30am and finished at 7:30pm. Lucas won!! He ran 23 laps in 12 hours or 65.32 miles!! He got the trophy. He got $250. He won bragging rights for a full year!!!



So much for the new fellow in town I thought didn't know much about running!!

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SPINNINGJW 8/20/2014 7:00AM

    He must have wanted your wisdom. And, like others have said, get a feel for the locals opinions.

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LEWILL1982 8/19/2014 12:06PM

    Sounds like he wanted an unbiased opinion about your running community. Wanted a local's perspective and you gave it to him. That's funny though, I wonder what I would have said to someone...

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MARGARITTM 8/18/2014 3:56PM

    That's terrific. Glad you made a new friend and could enjoy his success.

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DONNABRIGHT 8/18/2014 3:11PM

    Just never know who you might meet!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/18/2014 10:29AM

    Wow, that is some kind of impressive! Kudos to him!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/18/2014 9:24AM

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MSLZZY 8/17/2014 10:28PM

    Surprise indeed but how nice of you to respond to his questions. He may be new to the area but not new to running. What a sneaky way to get acquainted.

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MEXGAL1 8/17/2014 8:22PM

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HARROWJET 8/17/2014 7:19PM

    Interesting story about the 'new' fellow in town. emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/17/2014 6:18PM

    Haha, that IS funny, I like that!

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FROSTY99 8/17/2014 6:05PM

    Sounds like he has quite a sense of humor. emoticon Lucas

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WATERMELLEN 8/17/2014 5:00PM

    Pretty amazing -- and my goodness they look fit too!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/17/2014 4:42PM

    Don't you love the way these young guys "indulge" us little old ladies in training? emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 8/17/2014 4:38PM

    Wow! WHAT A GUY!!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 8/17/2014 4:18PM

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GRANDMABABA 8/17/2014 3:19PM

    awesome!

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ADRIENALINE 8/17/2014 3:19PM

    It's great when your friends can surprise you again and again

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