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Thursday, August 26, 2010

my first virtual race update

i finished

MCM MAMA's 'Mama Goes Masters' Virtual Race .

last night! I had a great time despite some of my obstacles...

here's me at the start of my race holding my race bib. the race director forgot to pack safety pins in the packet-- i bet he is getting a lot of complaints!
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as you can see, i am wearing my "official race gear." no race is complete w/out my purple jersey! i decided to join this race not only because i wanted to celebrate mama's 40th birthday, but also because 1) i have never ran a virtual race 2) i had the option of doing 4.0 miles 3) conveniently, my team practices on wednesday nights and does a 4 mile run! how perfect for me! so unlike most of my fellow racers i actually had my team out there.

i have been suffering from some shin splints for awhile now and julia, a first-time participant, needed a running partner so it was pretty perfect for both of us because i needed to run a slower pace. she's not that slow actually and ran an awesome 4 miles! she recently started a blog as well, stop by

saving lives one mile at a time

and check her out!
here we are mid run:
Photobucket i'm extremely short so she is squatting down as much as she could. :)

the run was good and the conversation was better, before we knew it we were at the "finish line." woohoo!
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i don't have an official time because my garmin finally went out :( good thing i had a race chip on-- maybe the race director can figure it out! :)

11 comments :

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! It's great that you were able to have a running partner! Way to go!

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  2. Congratulations!! You deserve to win a prize for your awesome animated birthday wishes as well!!

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  3. Sweet race! I love the purple jersey. And the purple Happy Birthday message.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. that purple jersey is AWESOME! congrats on the race!

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  5. LOL! Love the smile in your Finish Line photo - great job!!

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  6. congrats on your first virtual race! i don't think i have done one yet come to think of it... great pictures too!

    thanks for your recent comment. i've added you to my google reader and look forward to "getting to know" you!

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  7. yay for your first virtual race! congrats! I bet you won first in your division =)

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  8. Thanks for the shout out! I am glad you thought I wasn't too slow!!

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  9. Good job on the virtual race!! Sounds like you had a good time!

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