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The Finish Line

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Well it has been awhile since I wrote in here. I just thought I would tell you about my half marathon yesterday.
I did finish it which is always my goal 13.1 miles is to be respected it is a good distance. I actually like that better than the whole marathon after doing that last fall. Easier on this old body but still a good stretch of miles.
I am sort of pleased with myself as this year has been a rocky one to say the least. I did one last May the day after our company shut down for good. My time was good better than I had expected this one was 10 minutes slower--however my 10K time during this was faster than last year.
Now I am not sure how I am going to get past that unless I just start putting in tons of miles to get the body used to it. I was not last in this race but I should have been closer to the front of my age group than where I was. I am not sure why my body starts to break down at the 9 mile mark.
I get slower the muscles start to really seize up and then of course you go slower.
So for now I am going to move a bit more and get more workouts in.
The finish line however is always my goal to cross it no matter what and I did-my medal is being sent to me as they ran out of them :-(((
I guess my point is to not be disappointed in any accomplishment but strive to be better and the ultimate goal is to cross that finish line--it does feel good.

Keep Walking and Running and always with a happy heart

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  • no profile photo CD8714636
    BIG Congratulations!!! I'm inspired by you. I'm trying to get into running, but I can't seem to be able to run more than 3-4 minutes at a time before I have to walk for 2 minutes or so. You are awesome and have motivated me. Congratulations!
    3145 days ago
  • BJUMPINGFORJOY
    Yes the goal is to cross the finish line. I am glad that you got to do this goal. Keep up the great work.
    3145 days ago
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