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Friday, June 10, 2011

I am still a'sparkin'.....just not taking too much time to be online as life is happening in the real world.
Two months ago I made a goal of running the 4 on the 4th race here in Bridgton. I am walking and running every day and feeling pretty strong. I am very committed to doing this,have already registered for the race. I must run it at a bit faster than 8 mph in order to break my record time of 32 minutes. I want to win it for my age and gender category and I know I can do it if I try hard enough. My one concern is that I will still be carrying around a sizable amount of extra weight still. I'm down in the 160's somewhere but I should really weigh 120-130-I'm not that tall or big boned.But no matter-I mean to run it not with standing,no matter what I weigh on the 4th of July. Three years ago I was registered to run this particular race when I got a call in the night around 3 am 4th of July from my sister-in-law telling me my 51 year old brother was dead. I'd spoken to him only a few hours earlier around 9 pm the night before. So needless to say-I did not run in the race that year.
I'm running it for Kurtie,my younger brother this year and I mean to win it. If I don't win it this year,I will commit to winning it next year as I will be at a better weight by next year.I am not going to go back into weight apathy.
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    I know you will give it your all! My niece is up in Maine on her honeymoon - Old Orchard Beach. She's sending some beautiful pictures of the scenery, along with pictures of everything they eat and drink! LOL! Good thing I'm not eating all that - although it looks yummy!


    3617 days ago
    I know that you will do very well. I hope you enjoy your time on the race.
    3619 days ago
    Hi Pat, Yes I thought I would put up a blog as my last one was so long ago. I just don't seem to find enough time to blog every day.
    Yes the two people on my mom's roof are Kurtie at 16 and me around 18 watching the Memorial Day parade. I used to play sax in the band and I was missing marching with my class.I love this picture of my brother and me. One of my all time favorites.
    The top picture is when I was in the 150's weight-wise when Chris and I started dating back in 1999 or 2000. I had lost enough in the first few months to feel comfortable enough to sit in his lap. THAT was a long time ago but I'm getting there. I never did loose enough to be at my normal weight.A year after we started dating I got breast cancer and that did a number on me.I gained back up to 190. I'm not going back there.
    3620 days ago
    Hi you are back to blogging I do so like it. I do have to ask if this is you and your bother HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxoxoxoxo

    I do love and admire you in the black and white dress, you look lovely, Well done, HUGS Pat in Maine.oxoxox emoticon
    3620 days ago
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