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10/20/12 9:43 A

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Thanks everyone! Really I couldn't have done it without you. It was because me finding this team that I ended up using JG, which in turn kept me injury-free. I am very grateful to God!!!

"He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will he not along with Him also freely give us all things?"
-Romans 8:32

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." -2 Corinthians 8:9


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10/18/12 4:39 P

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Congratulations Heather, that's wonderful! It's always such a boost to meet a goal like that.
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10/17/12 10:06 A

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Heather, that's a great race report -- sounds like perfect execution of a running plan!
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Catherine

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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
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10/17/12 8:58 A

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I did my first half this past Saturday, and really really enjoyed it. I was THE last person to finish, but I finished, and I finished vertical and injury-free. Well, except for my runner's toe, which honestly is gross. It felt like Christmas morning, and it was a beautiful fall day though it started out cold. I had strength left and my legs didn't give out on me - before my right leg would get fed up around 10 -10.5 miles. I even jogged the last mile without walking. I finished right around the time the MM predictor estimated, which was 16 or so minutes faster than I had hoped to finish.

What a great day and personal achievement to me. I cannot explain how much doing this race meant to me, but I figured the people here in this would understand. I have come such a long way. I'd like to do the race again next year and work towards a time goal. And I'd like to work on having a better 5K time too. And work on hills/inclines.

Thanks for all the encouragement and kind words on my SparkPage.

"He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will he not along with Him also freely give us all things?"
-Romans 8:32

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." -2 Corinthians 8:9


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10/8/12 4:56 P

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Catherine

If you're not having fun, then why run?

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
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10/8/12 4:03 P

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Completed half marathon on Sunday 10/7/12. Beat my best time by 9 minutes!!! Was very pleased with results!!

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10/7/12 7:19 P

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I ran my first 10k race yesterday, and came in at 57:45. I was just hoping for under 60, so I was thrilled with my time. It was a pretty fast course, but I'm not going to complain. I started out doing 17 min/miles 6 months ago, so I'm happy with my improvement. I started out with 4:00/:15 intervals (what I've been using in training), but I got carried with the crowd and only walked a couple times during the race. Still, my legs felt great.

Have another 10k lined up next weekend--a trail race--and then a 10 mile at the end of October. Need to get in some more long training runs!

~Peri

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10/7/12 11:30 A

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I also PR's my 10K this morning -- 57:36.

Catherine

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You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
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10/6/12 10:41 P

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I ran my 10K this morning in just about 64 minutes! I was hoping to break 70, so I was really pleased with the time. Even my 5K split (as reported by my Nike+ chip) was the fastest of the year, so between the Galloway method and the speed training, something worked! My 12yo got his personal best in the 5K (23:02 - PR by over 2 minutes). The 9yo finished in 25:50, besting his PR by 8 seconds but getting 4th place in his age group. The age group prizes were rolls of toilet paper - it was only after talking to my husband in the late afternoon that I finally made the connection to Halloween (TP'ing trees and houses. Duh! I had made the connection to mummies.).

The weather was a bit chilly, but the course was beautiful (fall colors helped). The pack was not too big, but big enough that I could try to catch people ahead of me. With the Halloween theme, they had costumed performers between miles 4 & 5 on the 10K route, and in the last ~.5 mile of both courses - I even got startled by a couple of them. All in all, it was a fun event!


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10/1/12 11:28 A

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Celebrate your victories with us!

Catherine

If you're not having fun, then why run?

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
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