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Victory rings for Golden57.

Monday, October 13, 2014

I was born 1-9-1957 and I am 57 so I wanted to do something to remember this Golden year. emoticon

Also, I have loved and lost several who have died too young and never had a chance to reach this milestone and I got to thinking that I wanted to do something big for them too. emoticon

I got my running shoes on emoticon and trained emoticon emoticon and ached emoticon and sweated emoticon and decided to run a emoticon .

My dream was shattered in June when I didn't qualify for the run in Fontana but I was not going to allow this to defeat me. I continued to train and Yesterday I realized my "Golden57" emoticon emoticon .

I just kept believing that I could do this one step at a time.
Along my training path Spark had provided me with great support with the emoticon walk jog programs and the emoticon virtual races. Stumbling on the 13.1 cuz I am only half crazy team helped me to set my sights too.

I have felt most encouraged by Barbara on the Jenny Team.
I was doubting my ability, my age, my weight etal (looking for an excuse to blow it all off) when I found that not only was she older she was achieving many levels of athletic victories that I could only dream of reaching for myself.
Thank you Barbara!!!

My sister Laura is a runner and great teacher too. We, side by side, did the emoticon together. I am not sure if I could have conquered the last 2 miles without her. My spirit and my body were both fading and the carts along the side to pick up tired, exhausted troopers was looking better with every step. She carried me those last two miles and I pulled energy from my loved ones too!! I did it!!

I cried and was so happy to finish!! emoticon

I learned so many techniques on my run yesterday that I know I can improve on my time and have less pain in the process. She is truly an inspiration and I love her so much.

Excited to share that not only did I get my medal for this "Golden57" victory I beat all of my personal times as well.

5K 41:47

10K 1:27:15

Longest run 9:60

I am humbled and grateful Yahoo!!! WE did it!!

RIP: Marti Carmody, Steve Mulholland, Mary Norman, Michael Delgatto, Cory Rose and Tim Rothans, Mary Kay and anyone else that died to young. This medal is for you!!! emoticon

I am considering another in December for just me and "Golden57"
But, selfish as it is I will probably crash and burn... emoticon emoticon
What a year to remember.
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    And being 57 and born in '57 I share your enthusiasm and excitement!
    2436 days ago
  • LAURAS14
    Patty, I have to agree with ONEKIDSMOM!! Even with the encouragement and my being there with you at the race, the bottom line is YOU YOU YOU did it!!!! I am so incredibly proud of you and I am humbled and honored to have shared this special time with you!!!!! I love you!!!
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    2436 days ago
    2437 days ago
    emoticon again! In the end, for all the encouragement of others, YOU did it! And it helps so much to be doing it for a cause, in honor and memory... you pushed through those last couple of miles, and you MADE it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2437 days ago
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