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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


2:30:23!!! That was my chip time for the Detroit Freepress half marathon last Sunday and I am very proud of it. It was my first 1/2 marathon that I ran (altho it was more like a run/walk but who cares) and I owe a great deal to my coach and running partner Stacey. She paced me and urged me on at times - she took lots of photos which you can see on her blog - there were pictures of me with the Detroit policeman on his Harley, with the three female singers in Detroit singing Heatwave, at almost every mile marker etc. I needed the little breaks- it is a good blog - very interesting. She is an ultramarathoner having completed TWO 50 mile runs that actually were longer that 50 miles. This 1/2 marathon was just a hop, skip and jump for her. Her training runs are 30 and 20 milers!!!! I was very fortunate that she ran with me - Thanks Stacey. Next year....San Fransico Nike Woman's Marathon!!!! I am so there. We'll run the whole marathon with my sister Joanne and Stacey's sister Jodie (I hope they can make it). There will be a group finish with us all holding our hands up in Victory - I can see it now. Los of training next year.
I am home now and when I pulled up yesterday the female fox was there - Rejean had put some left over meat on a paper plate and it was sticking to the plate - well the fox picked up the piece of meat that stuck to the plate so there was the fox walking away with the plate in front of her face and she couldn't see and she was walking like she was drunk - from one side of the road to the other. It was sooo funny - but I guess you had to be there to appreciate the humor in it.
It is clean up day around here - I have to unpack and do a wash then repack for Florida next week. I can feel the heat already. I won't overpack this time. For my little 4 day trip to Windsor I packed every running outfit I had + - the suitcase weighed tons. But I guess that is the female in me - we tend to overpack - don't we? But not this time for Florida. I am only going to take the basics - shorts, t's, sandals, jeans and of course my three bathing suits.
I have to do the weather for Ute today so there's an extra $10 in my pocket.
Well must get back to my chores - a woman's work is never done.
See Ya Bye


Ultra Princess said...

you're welcome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Aunt Janet! Way to go ladies!Shelley xoxoxo