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Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yep, that's what they called this today. A fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation and close to home. So what the heck, I decided I needed to get out and do it. Of course, we've been having mild temps this past week but not today. 39 degrees at race time at 1 p.m. Brrrrrrrrr...............

However, I'm really proud to say my darling husband joined us with the intent of trying to see how he would do actually trying to find his niche and go with it. For a guy who has just recently started to move with me, he's already surpassed me. He got out there today, with having done nothing in weeks and ended up completing in just over 36 minutes which equates out to just under 12 minute miles. Understand, the man is a chihuahua. Tall, thin, and hates the cold so for him to have decided yesterday to join me, put me into shock! LOL
I'm very proud of him and now to acquire additional cold weather items to keep him moving.

I had decided to call a young friend, Robin, to see if she'd like to join me. We started walking a little over a year ago but this past summer, with the heat and our schedules, we had a hard time connecting. I was working on a bit more jog/walk and knew she wasn't interested in that, or so I thought. Today she shows up and says, you want to try to jog? I nearly fainted but sure, let's do it. Seems she got a new dog that has kept her going and I think pulling her a bit so she's been trying a bit more. Plus she is tall and has those knees that she knows are prone to having arthritis one day so continuing to move is a good thing. SO I let her set the pace. I'd get a little ahead and then she'd catch up, etc. Oh yea, ran into another lady I knew from my Sew Much Comfort group that was there solo so she hung with us. She too in her mid 50's starting to jog/walk to get her health under control.

So it was fun, we did warm up after we got going. At least there was no rain but there were some fun entries. Here's one of them!

A photo of all the sea of red and of course all had jingle bells tied to our shoes and such. Made it a lot of fun indeed.

Here is Janet and I coming up on the finish line.

And last but not least, Robin right behind us. All of us under 45 minutes.

Overall another good day. I did over 3 miles on the treadmill before the 5k, did the 5k, and we had to walk about a mile to get from the car to the location to the start and then I did another couple of miles tonight on the treadmill. Another 10+ mile day. A good weekend indeed.
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    That's fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS!
    3696 days ago
    Holy Cow! That's a lot of walking/jogging/running in one day. You are amazing! Keep up the good work!
    3721 days ago
    Alright! Love the blog about your 5K Jingle Bell walk/run! I am impressed that you added the jogging in too! I love the "silliness" at the end of your race, life is just too short to not enjoy it! Congrats on being a grandma again, and thanks so much for the kind and encouraging words for my 1 year sparkversary yesterday!

    BTW; my husband is tall and slender too, and like yours, has better heart/lungs and cholesterol than I do! Go figure! But, we gotta love our guys who are healthy and for yours who wants to start moving and shaking right along with you!

    Julia : )
    3721 days ago
    Love that picture of you running and smiling! Way to go. emoticon
    3723 days ago
    I'm so glad to hear about your run and to see that smile on your face! I was running at the same time as you -- only just a tad farther.
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    Comment edited on: 11/15/2010 5:50:01 PM
    Congrats! You look wonderful and what an accomplishment. I won't tell you now that I went out 'walking' in our cold temps on Saturday and only made it about 15 minutes because I wimped out in the cold!
    3723 days ago
    WOW!! Love it!! And you did a great job of moving, my friend!! And I love all the red!!
    3723 days ago
    Great job, congratulations! I'm doing the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis on December 11; can't wait!
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    3723 days ago
    WOW Weezie you are doing a fantastic job. 10+ miles I would be lost in your dust. Having the bells and seeing the outfits would have been fun. I guess you have to keep up your routine to be ready for March and the little competition you and SEK have going.
    3723 days ago
    You are amazing! Great job! Looks like so much fun. Now you can truthfully say you'll be there with bells on! Love ya friend, see you soon. March is just around the corner. emoticon
    3723 days ago
    Great blog and congrats on the race. The pictures are great two. Love the dog in the red dress. So cute.
    3723 days ago
    It sounds like you had a good time - and did well. I'm always so envious of people like your husband - the athletic ones that appear to need to do nothing to keep themselves fit.

    I had to laugh at all the red and white - reminds me of home on Canada Day!
    3723 days ago
    So glad you got to take a break from your busy schedule and do something fun, Not a lot of running days before the cold gets to you.
    3723 days ago
    EXCELLENT blog and race, my friend!
    You are doing grrrrrrrrrrrrreat!
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  • DAS92687
    Sounds wonderful ... and for a great cause :)
    3723 days ago
    Wow! I got cold running from the house to the car today! Here you were out running a 5k! You are an amazing lady just to accomplish that and look at all the other miles you got in. You go girlfriend!
    3724 days ago
    WOW! Great day, great friends, great mileage, great cause....what a way to cap off the week-end!!!
    3724 days ago
    Congrats! We have a Jingle Bell Jam run next month that I am doing along with my daughter. Its our towns 2nd annual run organized by the Heart of N.U. It's 4 miles and I'm really looking forward to it. Especially now seeing all your pics! Looks like a great time!

    3724 days ago
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