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7/23/13 2:02 P

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Oh geez!! I can't imagine, races are one place where I expect as much clean air as possible. I tend to give the, "are you serious" look to smokers more than I think I realize. One of my running routes is around a lake that is popular for walking/running. I have had to pass walkers that were smoking, and I am sure as passed them I didn't look pleased since I was sucking air to the best of my ability as it was.

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7/23/13 12:27 A

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I have seen runners smoking in the corral! waiting for the horn. I just looked at the guy and gave him a "What?! Really?" look and he sheepishly put it out.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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7/22/13 8:16 P

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And last Fall when I was at a 10K race, one of the race officials was off on the side smoking a cigarette. Now that's a bit of a mixed message!

And yes, the entry fee for this HM is terrific! emoticon

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7/22/13 8:05 P

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A lot of races are just giant commercials. It's amazing that people put up with it, no less pay $80 or more.

Check out these photos from a beautiful HM last year that was only $10 and included medals! And parking was just a few feet away from the start line.

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7/22/13 6:52 P

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That is a different one, but it doesn't seem any more strange than all the beer companies and bars that sponsor races, with a booze fest at the end. Much like the running festival I was a part of yesterday.

$40 is a bargain!



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7/22/13 2:53 A

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At least you know that there will be their yummy cookies at the finish!

PS: $40 is an excellent price for a commercial HM!

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7/21/13 10:20 P

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I suppose it's no worse than McDonalds being a major sponsor of one ... seen it!

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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7/20/13 9:42 P

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Seems kind of ironic that a cake company is co-sponsoring a half marathon lol This is just an smaller local run held in October...any Long Island Spark People out there interested in running this?

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