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Peaks Island 5 Miler

Monday, July 28, 2014

It wasn't pretty and no PR for sure.

What a beautiful race though. Gorgeous day on Saturday and we brought our bikes with us on the ferry.

Ferry ride from Portland to Peaks complete with seal sightings!

We got our bibs - 4 of us running and my son as spectator. and our shirts and were ready to race @ 10:30 ...Hot and hilly !!!!1 Fabulous views of the rocky coastline in Maine. - complete with lighthouses (of course IT'S Maine!)........The scent of the wild roses and the clean ocean air ...fabulous!

The best part - MY injury did not hurt and I did not walk once! Of course I was Adviled and taped and iced before the race.. but I was SOOOO sick of having signed up for races and not running them!

Even though my time was NOT even close to anything I would be pleased with I managed to get 3rd in my age group. but the real prize is I am back running; the times will get better with proper training!

  
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KAYLEESMEME 7/28/2014 8:54PM

    Congratulations!!!

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MUFFIY831 7/28/2014 4:14PM

    3rd in your age group is awesome! Congratulations!

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COOP9002 7/28/2014 1:18PM

    Great job on your race, and glad that it turned out to be a positive experience.

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MAINEALI 7/28/2014 12:14PM

    Congratulations on running the race!

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anyone still in?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I am over 14,00 exercise minutes - on taget for 24,000 for the year

miles a little behind because of injury but still aiming for over 1,000 this year. Iam over half way there

  
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 7/23/2014 9:34AM

    Hooray!! Keep rockin it

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JAROL7 7/23/2014 9:31AM

    Good job!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/23/2014 9:31AM

    I'm getting the minutes but not the miles. I'm now water jogging - no sense of equivalent distance, LOL.

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ONMYMEDS 7/23/2014 9:21AM

    I'm at 754 miles so far. With 2 more HM's scheduled and appropriate training for each, I think I'll easily make my 1,000 miles.

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LEWILL1982 7/23/2014 9:10AM

    I am!

I set a goal for 950 miles, because I wasn't sure about factors such as weather, injury, timing, etc. I'm at 778. I think I'll surpass that this year! I also didn't anticipate signing up for a marathon and training for that this year, either.

Good job on your mileage and minutes, that's awesome! Glad you are feeling better.

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LOVELESMILLS 7/23/2014 9:03AM

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Celebrate the 4th

Friday, July 04, 2014

Is anyone else sick of being told how we should or should NOT celebrate our freedom?

Of course not to interfere with anyone else's freedom ...... but celebrate your way!

Enjoy!

  
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PDQ1203 7/5/2014 5:03AM

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/4/2014 7:26AM

  I always celebrate the way I want. That is what freedom is all about. emoticon

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1st attempt at running since the brace has come off

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A big whopper of 2 miles and EVERYTHING hurt - except the knee!!!! so yay!

  
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LEWILL1982 7/9/2014 8:48AM

    Awesome, way to start building back up!

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UMBILICAL 7/3/2014 1:43PM

  Woohooo!

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Good deed done

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I almost never get to donate blood as I am always in the midst of training for something and it tends to knock me down a little.....but since I am on the injured reserve list right now, I did!

Not my favorite thing to do but I am glad did it! Pretty proud of myself!

  
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MAVERICKDR 7/8/2014 11:53AM

    Outstanding! I'm glad you were able to donate. I love to give blood; it's life giving!

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BA5454 6/27/2014 7:09AM

    Thanks for donating, it's a great way to give back (literally) and can help so many people. Plus you get cookies!

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THINRONNA 6/27/2014 4:30AM

    Nice! Good job!

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MOBYCARP 6/26/2014 7:23PM

    Good for you!

I find that donating blood tends to disrupt my schedule, and I have to be careful to hydrate adequately pre-donation; but donating is important, so I do. I'm glad you do, too. There are many people who can't donate blood. You and I need to donate for those who can't.

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SPARKLINGME176 6/26/2014 3:12PM

    Great for you!

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