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October 07, 2009


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Way to go1 I am not a runner due to bad knees, but I would love to get back into swimming once the kids are a little older (i.e. I can leave the house for an hour or so to go swim at least 3-4 times a week). And you are right that having one more day on earth is a blessing from God. It is hard to see others die, but it does show us that our days are numbered and we have to live them to the fullest.

Congrats on completing your first 5K. I'm training for my first one in November, and would love to be able to get a time of 36 minutes. I've never been much of a runner, despite my Army training, so we'll see.

Congratulations! That is a great account and is making me a little weepy. It was totally worth the wait!

Bree, this is so, so awesome.
Congratulations on the race and, well, on life in general.

This is one of your best posts ever. EVER. I'm so proud of you!!! Your writing is just so much fun. I love your way of storytelling--it makes me feel like I was right there. Good for you for setting goals and sticking to them! What a great way to take back time for yourself.

CONGRATULATIONS! You did fantastically. Also, you rock. Way to go, lady.

Congratulations! I totally know what you mean about not being able to keep that smile off your face in the race. Way to go! It's also great that you have more coming up ...no chance to slack off;)

Great job!!

Running is slightly addictive.

I am training for my first half marathon on November 8th...I am only hoping for that sort of pace for 13.1 miles.

Good thinking before the race with your practice for the race. The event itself was managed very well. You did not go out too fast at the start. Your energy was paced through out the whole distance. You had a push at the end,but you did not leave and gas in the tank. It was used properly through out.
Thoughts about health are also right on.

Martyr is on my running playlist too! I'll have to check out some of the others.


It's probably just my pregnancy hormones, but this entry made me tear-up the whole way through. I'm so proud of you, way to go!

Holy cow, I can't believe I missed part two until now! FANTASTIC JOB! I love that you had to "apologize to my mother for the blatant disregard of good manners." I'll probably laugh at that for the rest of the day. Partially because I'm the same way. I try to hit the garbage can with my cups, but still. During my 10K I thanked one of the kids picking up cups, because dang there are a lot.

Anyway, great run...I'm so proud of you, shredhead!

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