We participated in the JCJC (Jones County Jr. College) 5k Race yesterday held on their campus. It was different, at best. It was difficult for me as it seemed like I ran uphill the entire way until I got to the stadium where we ran almost a lap around the football field. This uphill tromp was hard on me and it seem to wear me down within the first mile and half. My time was horrible! Guess I met my challenge, huh?
There were over 200 participants! I knew there were a lot but couldn't believe that many were there. It was suppose to be 70% rain, but we only felt a couple of drops before the run started and no more. As it turned out, Kent won 3rd place in his age group and I won the Women's Grand Master! Beautiful fruit was served and it was real refreshing after a hard run. We really enjoyed the fellowship with other Pine Belt Pacers after the race which was a great way to end the morning.
First off are our awards. The first one is of the RRCA State Championship Grand Masters Award from the Labor Your Legs Run on Labor Day. I wanted a close-up picture of it as it is so pretty. (See the previous post for details.) I'm so proud of it and still can't believe I won it!! What an honor!
Here's Kent at the Awards Ceremony. Also, is a picture of his medal. I thought the stop watch embrazoned on it was real unique. Well, both awards were quite snazzy!
Here's me with my award and a close up picture of it.
Me & Neil...Grand Masters Winners
Us after the race
Candid Shot of some Great Pine Belt Pacer Runners
Janis, Charles and me
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Blogging Without Obligation
After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .
You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.
Meals for Energy
Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.