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Happy Mother's Day and Cinco 10K...

Sunday, May 08, 2011

If you're a Mother, Grandmother, or Auntie I hope you've had a wonderful day.
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The rest is a quickie blog - covering my 10K today. We've been so busy since Riley arrived, and hardly home, I know and shamedly admit I'm behind on your blogs and notes. Do forgive me - I'll be catching up soon, promise!

Today was the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. Courtney and I did the 10K, and Bill did the 5K. Well, Courtney and I did the same race, but the girl is in a running class far and beyond me LOL She rocked it in a fantastic 56 minutes!

Bill did splendid as well. I felt bad running off from him in the opposite direction, but it was ok, he understood LOL We're waiting for official results, but we think he managed to shave off 3-4 minutes from his last 5K.

Me? I did alright as well. My last (and first!) 10K, I ran 6 mi in 1:23. Today, I ran 6.25 in 1:23 again - only a quarter mile further. Go figure! I'm basing this on Garmin time/distance of course. We haven't gotten official results yet.

A few snaps, taken by Tim, our step-ex-wife's S.O.

Our gang emoticon I love that we do these things together. Courtney, as fast as she is, is always so supportive and waits for us old dogs to finish up LOL

I look like I'm walking? Pfffft. I'm running! Slowly! But running!

Finish time. It took a few minutes to reach the starting line, so I'm thinking my Garmin is pretty accurate! Yay me! Improvement, no matter how small, is positive forward motion. Love it!

This time, I feel much better physically. Last 10K, I felt wiped out, completely, afterward. This time, I feel human, and I'm grateful - it means my endurance is increasing, and that's what I want/need. We've made a simple dinner of turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Quick and easy was exactly what we needed.

We'll rest up tonight, and head back down to Salem tomorrow. Lindsay and Riley will be going home, so we want to see him in his natural environment. And change his clothes a dozen times to make sure he wears some of the MANY outfits Granny and Mimi (step-ex-wife Laure) have gotten him LOL

I hope you've all had a great day, and here's to a great week to come!
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    emoticon Yes, YOU ARE A RUNNER! Rawr! my little duckling! RAWR!

    3696 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7466362
    I love the family pics! And you look fabulous, girl!
    3698 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It really is great that you all run races together.
    3698 days ago
    You're rockin it girl! WTG on the time. Took me almost 2 hrs to wakl the 6.6 miles and with leg pain never got to do some running intervals. Love that green jacket, you are looking HOT! Now I've got to catch up with your other blogs. Congrats Grandma!
    3698 days ago
    I love that you finished "faster" for that quarter mile-improvement IS improvement!! Great job on the run and you are looking like you feel awesome as well!!!
    Keep on runnin!!! And enjoy that grandbaby!!!

    3698 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    LOL! Okay so I just finished reading Teresa's comments so I'll add: When you're done slapping yourself upside of your head, slap yourself up the other side of your head for me!

    Seriously're doing GREAT and you DO NOT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE WALKING!!! I am so incredibly proud of you for truly embracing your new life. You go girl! You wear it well!

    3699 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6896537
    OK Missy.....we're gonna work on that self confidence of yours!

    "Well, I did alright." SERIOUSLY?!?!?!!! Slap yourself upside of your head for me!! You did awesome!!

    I love that you and Bill (and courtney, too) are doing this together. I feel so lost now that Samantha has moved and Kevin just can't seem to get motivated. I've got to find me a new buddy!

    But you guys are just wonderful and I'm SO very proud of all of you!
    3699 days ago
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