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Packet pick-up!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

After watching my oldest play soccer at her college, we drove out to pick up my packet, and my friends's, for tomorrow's 1/2 marathon. It was in the country with lots of beautiful hills. The ladies working the table were so friendly! This race is for Logan View School, which is very small. I love the thought that I am supporting a small school.

I'm not stressed about this "race" since I am walking it with a friend. This is her first and she had planned on running it, but several factors prevent her from doing so. 1) She's not in "shape" enough. 2) She has a bulging disk in her back. 3) Her doctor said that he'd rather her not run.
4) She is pregnant after being told she'll never have children.

All great reasons to just go out and help a friend accomplish a goal that she wants to obtain. It will still be a nice workout with all the hills, but it will be fun and full of good conversation. (I secretly hope she'll walk a little closer to my walking pace, but I also realize that I walk MUCH faster than most when I'm just going from A to B, let alone when I power walk.)

I am ready to set aside my competitiveness and support a friend that I call my soul sister. Here's to a great long walk! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEVEN2GO2 8/31/2014 5:28PM

    It is great you and your friend are doing this for a good cause. Hey congrats to your friend on her pregnancy. Enjoy the emoticon with your amazing friend! Good luck that Mother Nature gives you both a decent day for the event!

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LESLIELENORE 8/31/2014 4:51PM

    You are a good friend. Have fun!

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OPTIMIST1948 8/31/2014 12:22PM

    There is nothing wrong with supporting a friend instead of going for another PR.

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/31/2014 11:14AM

    Enjoy your walk, can't wait to hear about it!

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BOILHAM 8/31/2014 11:11AM

    Have fun, and enjoy.

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KANOE10 8/31/2014 8:24AM

    Have a great long walk with your friend!


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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/31/2014 7:00AM

    A great cause and supporting a friend, how nice! Enjoy your day.

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123ELAINE456 8/31/2014 2:58AM

  Have a Great Time with your Friend. Good Luck.

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MARGARITTM 8/30/2014 10:03PM

    Some things are more important than RUNNING a race supporting a friend, is one of them!

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HOLLYM48 8/30/2014 9:52PM

    Have a great time! Good for you walking with a friend! That is awesome!

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GERRYH2 8/30/2014 9:25PM

    Wow! Best wishes on a fun (and long) walk with your friend!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/30/2014 8:48PM

    That is so wonderful that you're going to walk a 1/2 marathon with your friend to help her accomplish her goals! Enjoy your beautiful walk in the country! I hope you have an awesome walk!
Hugs and love,
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BLUEJAY1969 8/30/2014 8:35PM

    Have a terrific walk! You are so nice to do that with your friend!

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BHENDRICK2 8/30/2014 8:18PM

    good luck

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