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Can't Do Everything

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You truly can't do everything. You have to pick and choose. This last weekend I did the Disney Princess Half Marathon. It was a great experience and I don't regret my choice. BUT I missed the opening ceremonies of the Polk Senior Games. And hubby gave up one event (Senior Smarts) that he would have participated in.

Right now hubby is competing in checkers. Hope he does well. He has chess, Sudoku, and bag toss coming up; I have 5K run, 5K walk, 900 meter walk, and bag toss coming up. A lot of our dancing friends were at the opening and will be at the dozen or more dancing competitions. We are beginners and not competing, but may get to go watch some. Hope so.

And there were many other events this week end, too. Although 9 of us from my running group participated in the Princess HM, 29 people ran in Gasparilla distance events. I think they had a 5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, HM, and maybe a marathon, too. At least there were a whole bunch of events to choose from and some people did multiple races. And 2 people went from our group to Jacksonville to run in the Breast Cancer Half Marathon. Luckily they got to finish. Many of the BC marathon runners were pulled off the course due to lightning. I know that had to be disappointing for those forced to quit after training for months.

Although I didn't get a picture of me at the Princess HM, I've been asked to don my Princess shirt, SparkSkirt, and medal and get one snapped because our Galloway director is making a princess picture collage. OK. I'll do it. I suspect part of the reason I did not insist on pictures was because my nose was all red, I felt kind of bloated, and really didn't feel that great. I didn't even tuck my shirt in and did not wear all the fairy godmother costume I had planned on wearing. I will definitely be glad when this cold is gone. I have trouble sleeping well when my nose is congested. Luckily, running seems to clear my nose about better than anything!! I may have to lower my expectations for my Senior Games 5K performance, but definitely will still give it my best! Any day I can run is a great day, even though I can't run every race!!
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