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Electric Run

Monday, July 29, 2013

What has feathers, a tutu, lighted earrings and shoelaces and is totally covered in neon colors... Me! doing the Electric Run at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

My friend, Geneva and I before the run...I don't think those smiles came off the entire night!

The starting took thirty minutes to get to the actual start (plenty of time for some great people-watching emoticon emoticon emoticon )

This was one of our favorite sections.

I have to give a special shout-out to my son for driving 40 minutes to bring me my race number when I forgot it at home. Oops! emoticon

Can't wait until next year! Think I might get my hubby to wear a tutu, too. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LADYGSC 7/29/2013 3:58PM

    Those who can run, run and those who can't walk - I walk and sometimes wish I could run, my health does not allow such. Enjoy running!! Be blessed and spark on

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CRAFTINWIFE 7/29/2013 2:16PM

    emoticon Looks like FUN!!

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MJ7DM33 7/29/2013 2:12PM

  Looks like great fun! WTG!

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AMANDANCES 7/29/2013 9:31AM

    That sounds AWESOME!!!! What great fun!!! You go girl!!

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My Small Steps for January

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Baby steps back...

1. Log into Sparkpeople every day emoticon

2. Cut out soda & drink water instead

3. Exercise at least 3 times a week emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 1/4/2013 7:41AM

    Good luck!!

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KITKAT717 1/4/2013 7:38AM


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MACANBEFIT 1/3/2013 7:19PM

    Great small steps. You cn do it!

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GREENGENES 1/3/2013 4:04PM

    You can do it. I'm with Kitt52. Tea is a great way to help get enough water. Good luck meeting your goals!

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/3/2013 3:01PM

    emoticon Great goals!

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KITT52 1/3/2013 12:32PM

    how about green might be better than plain water, unless you love plain water....
small steps helped me loose 200+ pounds and have kept most of them off for over years....

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    Even small steps eventually could take you across the Grand Canyon! Great approach; best of luck, Pat

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12 Races in 12 Months- Complete!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I haven't been very active on Sparkpeople lately because, after 20 years of being mostly a stay-at-home mom, I'm now working outside the home full-time. I was nervous about getting back into the workplace but I've been blessed with a job I absolutely love. Praise God! emoticon

I thought I would just pop in to share the completion of a goal my hubby and I started working on last year...running a race a month for a year. This is something we had tried to do 10 years ago when we first started running but something always came, injuries, life, etc. I'm happy to report- we reached our goal October 28th. emoticon emoticon

We had a blast and we're looking to set some new goals for next year. emoticon

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MACANBEFIT 11/6/2012 10:10AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal emoticon emoticon and finding a job that you love. emoticon
Best wishes!

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CRAFTINWIFE 11/5/2012 3:43PM

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BILL60 11/5/2012 9:15AM

    Super!! How about 12 bike rides for next year??

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ANNANN63 11/5/2012 8:49AM


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KITT52 11/5/2012 8:17AM

    wow great job.....

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Inspirational Runner

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Margaret (a legend in our parts emoticon) is 89 and is a frequent participant in our local road races. Here she is coming in at yesterday's Greenway 5k.

She took first in the Female 70-100 category and I loved her excitement as she waited to see if she had won. She is definitely an inspiration for all of us who say, "I could never do that because I'm too ___ (fill in the blank)"

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VETTRANGER 7/22/2012 11:51PM

    She sure doesn't look any 89! Good lesson for us all!

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LBLYKOWSKI 7/22/2012 4:28PM

    I want to be just like her!

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GOLFERGIRL21 7/22/2012 1:51PM

    That is amazing! I hope I'm still running in 5ks at her age!!

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CHANGING_LIFE 7/22/2012 1:15PM

    Awww! How cute!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/22/2012 12:40PM

    She is totally amazing. We have an 85 year old woman who still runs agility courses with her dog. Thanks for posting about such an inspiration!

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3 Months progress & Race #7

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

At the end of February, I read a book called to "Made to Crave" that changed my life. I've since lost 25lbs and shaved 4 minutes off my 5k time.

While looking at photos from our latest race (hubby & I have a goal of running one a month for 12 months), I took a look at pics from just 3 months ago...I'm seeing and feeling a difference. Three months ago I was struggling through the whole race; this week's race, I felt comfortable enough to talk with other runners and cheer people on when they needed it. Yes, I'm still a 'back-of-the-pack-er' but I had fun and totally enjoyed the race. emoticon

I have back problems and some joint issues so I wasn't sure that this would be possible; now there are tinges of hope and that's exciting. I just want to encourage everyone to keep trying until you find what works for YOU. Don't give up!! If I can do it, emoticon

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MOTLEM 5/30/2012 11:48PM

    Wow you have done so very well. How positive you are too!
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MANDIMOM1 5/30/2012 9:18PM

  Biiiig difference in those pictures! You look great, good job on continuing to do the races, back of the pack or not. Way to go!

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LOGANIMOCE 5/30/2012 12:03PM

    Good job! Keep up the hard work.

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